Powerful Waves Cause Damage at Historic Lighthouse in Maine

A historic lighthouse outside Portland, Maine, sustained damage as powerful waves hammered the coastline on Wednesday, January 10, according to local reports.

This video from Donald Verger shows waves pounding the rocks around the Portland Head Light, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor at Cape Elizabeth.

Photos published by WGME showed damage to a door to the lighthouse and a stone footpath outside it.

Weather officials had warned that a storm surge could cause coastal flooding along with “wave action erosion and splash-over.” Credit: Donald Verger via Storyful

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