Marshall Point Light’s Winter Splendor

Marshall Point Light’s Winter Splendor
Jack Frost strikes again along the Maine coast

Jack Frost strikes again along the Maine coast (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Below are views of Marshall Point Lighthouse and the wharves of Port Clyde in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27.

A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about the air in fitful fashion and sending daytime wind chills plummeting to single digits.

In the process, the conditions created a scene of wintertime splendor to behold around lighthouses like Marshall Point, even if warm thoughts of lingering in the shadow of the tower were quickly carried away on the shoulders of a frosty wind.

The long view

The long view (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Standing tall

Standing tall (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

In a different light

In a different light (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

A designer's touch

A designer's touch (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

A keeper's refuge

A keeper's refuge (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

"I was here" says the winds of the blizzard

"I was here" says the winds of the blizzard (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Watch your step

Watch your step (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

From the mainland to the islands, snow abounds

From the mainland to the islands, snow abounds (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

A touch of elegance so white

A touch of elegance so white (Photo by Ann-Marie Trapani)

Frozen in time

Frozen in time (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Coming and going

Coming and going (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Deserted

Deserted (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

A mooring tested

A mooring tested (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

No ice cream today

No ice cream today at the General Store (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Misfits

Misfits (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Vestiges of tradition

Vestiges of tradition (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

See you in the spring

See you in the spring (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Hardy year-round

Hardy year-round (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Tossed about but holding ground

Tossed about but holding ground (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Skiffs on ice

Skiffs on ice (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)

Whipped to frenzy

Whipped to frenzy (Photo by Bob Trapani, Jr.)