Location: The Portland Maine coastline and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean by the Portland Head Lighthouse
Author: Chris & Heather Boothman (A Brit & A Southerner)
You are probably wondering what the story is behind the ‘Annie Maguire Shipwrecked’ note on the rock in the foreground of this picture? The Anne (yes, the graffiti has incorrect spelling) Maguire ship was a Canadian vessel and it wrecked on these rocks on Christmas Eve, 1886.
However, the mystery behind how this actually happened so close to the Portland Head Light continues because despite rumors of high storms, statistics and weather data from that date indicate that it was a clear night. So what actually happened the night before Christmas? We will let your imaginations run wild as I am sure we all have explanations that would be great to hear!