Did You Know: Ladies Delight Lighthouse

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Every month, Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate features a lighthouse. These lighthouses have guided many a captain safely to port. These magnificent beacons and their operators are an important fabric of American industry and we simply love to share their stories.

Ladies Delight Lighthouse

The only active inland lighthouse in Maine is the Ladies Delight Lighthouse, which sits in the middle of Lake Cobbosseecontee.

The Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club constructed the beacon in 1908 to light the area around a passenger launch at the south end of the lake. The 16-foot-tall stone tower originally used kerosene lamps to light up the lake. Today, however, its power source is a 100-watt light bulb.

The name for the lighthouse comes from the name of the island it calls home — Ladies Delight Island. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, steamers transported passengers around Lake Cobbosseecontee. A complete tour of the lake took five hours, and since no restrooms were on board, the boats made rest stops at an island in the lake, which became known as Ladies Delight.

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We are very passionate about lighthouses. With today’s technology and services such as GPS there isn’t the same need for actual lighthouses that there once was. Having said that, when times are most difficult and the stormy seas erupt, it is not uncommon for electronics and communications to be knocked out of commission. Even today, a captain in distress will seek out the lighthouse on shore for clear direction and safe harbor.

We love the lighthouse analogy for commercial real estate. Captains of industry, even with the most thought out plans and experience, can find themselves in troubled seas. Uncertainty in life can arrive at any occasion. Our mission at Lighthouse Commercial Real Estate is to be that clear beacon of hope and trust that you need when clear direction is needed most. Your business life may depend on the commercial real estate decisions you make.

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