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Since George Washington commissioned Portland Head (Cape Elizabeth, 1787),
these protective shoreline beacons have guided sailors to safety and served as beloved points of interest for generations of visitors. From the Cape Neddick Nubble
Light (York, 1879) to West Quoddy (Lubec, 1808) at the easternmost point in the
U.S., Maine is home to 65 historic lighthouses.
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It's no mystery that these colorfully named lighthouses like Burnt Island (Boothbay, 1821), Dice Head (Castine, 1829), Two Lights (Cape Elizabeth, 1828), and The
Cuckholds (Boothbay, 1907), continue to generate lasting interest. Breakwater
strolls: A brisk walk along a rocky breakwater is memorable and often breathtakingly beautiful. Spring Point Ledge (South Portland, 1897), Rockland Harbor Light
(Rockland, 1902) and the tiny Bug Light (South Portland, 1875) are picturesque
and iconic symbols of their place.
COASTAL BEAUTIES: Pemaquid Point (Bristol, 1835) graces the Maine state quarter, presiding over a time-worn spit of granite tumbling towards the Atlantic; bring
a picnic and visit the museum and art gallery. If you find yourself Down East, head
to Bass Harbor Head (Tremont on Mount Desert Island, 1858) and marvel at the
ever-changing sea, sky and land.
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TWO IF BY SEA: Monhegan Island (Monhegan Island, 1824) offers more than its
lighthouse. The renowned artists colony offers endless adventure - ferries depart
from Port Clyde, Boothbay or New Harbor. We also recommend the reservationonly tour of Wood Island Light (Biddeford Pool, 1808).
Spot the kindly, but gruff sea captain's ghost at Owl's Head (Owl's Head, 1826)
Visit Inland lighthouse Ladies Delight on Lake Cobbosseecontee (Winthrop, 1908)
Enjoy sleeping over at Goose Rocks (Biddeford, 1890) "Sparkplug Light"
Listen for the haunting player piano at Seguin Island Light (Georgetown, 1795)
Walk the rustic wooden gangplank leading to Marshall Point (Port Clyde, 1832)
OPEN LIGHTHOUSE DAY:
On September's Second Saturday, dozens of our beautifully maintained historic
lighthouses are open to the public in celebration of the legacy of these coastal sentries. For more information on this event, and all of Maine's historic lighthouses,
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