Coast Guard and Cape Elizabeth to celebrate holiday season at Portland Head Light

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — The Coast Guard will join members of the Cape Elizabeth, Maine, town council at Portland Head Light Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, for the unveiling of a donated holiday wreath which will be hung from the lighthouse for the public to enjoy.

Members of the town council and Capt. James B. McPherson, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, will share brief comments regarding the Coast Guard’s long-lasting relationship with the community since 1791 and highlight the heroic story of the Portland Head Light keeper who rescued the crew from the Clipper Annie McGuire after it ran aground on Christmas Eve in 1886.

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