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State of Maine

 
       Over 60 lighthouses dot the Maine coastline, from the reknown Nubble Light in York to West Quoddy Head, the easternmost lighthouse in the United States. At one time these imposing structures, with their luminous beacons and booming foghorns, were the only means to forwarn ships of impending fog and ominous weather conditions while guiding these vessels to safe havens along the rocky seacoast.

       Today, modern technology has replaced these stalwarts of maritime history. The latest radar and GPS systems now provide the navigational aid and weather conditions to numerous pleasure and commercial crafts along the coast, hence relieving most of these lighthouses of their duties, and sadly closing a chapter in Maine's storied history. Fortunately the majority of these structures, some of which are easily accessible by car or ferry, have been well preserved, and visitors are encouraged to explore and photograph these beautiful historic sites! Watch the photo slide show above for a quick preview of some of the great photo "ops" the state has to offer...or click on the below links to learn more about each lighthouse. For a map of Maine (PDF file) click here.

 

4Down East & Acadia Regions of Maine

Near Addison: Nash Island Light
Calais: Whitlocks Mill Light
Near Calais: St. Croix River Light
Castine: Dice Head Light
Cranberry Isles: Baker Island Light
Cutler: Little River Light
Green Island: Blue Hill Bay Light
Near Frenchboro: Great Duck Island Light
Near Frenchboro: Mount Desert Rock Light
Near Hancock: Crabtree Ledge Light
Lubec: Lubec Channel Light
Lubec: West Quoddy Head Light
Machias: Avery Rock Light
Near Machiasport: Libby Island Light
Near Millbridge: Petit Manan Light
Mistake Island: Moose Peak Light
Mount Desert Island: Bass Harbor Head Light
Near Northeast Harbor Area: Bear Island Light
Prospect Harbor: Prospect Harbor Light
Near Stonington: Deer Island Thorofare (Mark Island) Light
Swan's Island: Burnt Coat Harbor Light
Winter Harbor: Egg Rock Light
Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor Light

4Kennebec & Moose River Valleys Region of Maine

Lake Cobbosseecontee, Manchester: Ladies Delight Light

4Mid Coast Region of Maine

Arrowsic: Doubling Point Light
Arrowsic: Doubling Point Range Lights
Arrowsic: Squirrel Point Light
Boothbay Harbor: Burnt Island Light
Boothbay Harbor: Ram Island Light
Bristol: Pemaquid Point Light
Camden: Curtis Island Light
Near Deer Isle: Eagle Island Light
Georgetown: Perkins Island Light
Isle Au Haut: Isle Au Haut (Robinson Point) Light
Islesboro: Grindle Point Light
Near Little Deer Isle: Pumpkin Island Light
Near Matinicus Island: Matinicus Rock Light
Monhegan Island: Monhegan Island Light
Muscongus Bay: Franklin Island Light
Owl's Head: Owl's Head Light
Near Popham Beach: Pond Island Light
Near Popham Beach: Seguin Island Light
Port Clyde: Marshall Point Light
Rockland: Rockland Breakwater Light
Rockland Harbor: Southwest Light
Rockport: Indian Island Light
Near Spruce Head: Two Bush Island Light
Near Southport: Cuckolds Light
Near St. George: Whitehead (White Head) Light
St. George: Tenants Harbor Light
Stockton Springs: Fort Point Light
Near Vinalhaven: Heron Neck Light
Near Vinalhaven: Saddleback Ledge Light
Vinalhaven: Brown's Head Light

West Southport: Hendricks Head Light

4Greater Portland & Casco Bay Regions of Maine

Cape Elizabeth: Cape Elizabeth Light
Cape Elizabeth: Portland Head Light
Casco Bay: Halfway Rock Light
Casco Bay: Ram Island Ledge Light
Millbridge: Narraguagus (Pond Island) Light
Near North Haven: Goose Rocks Light
South Portland: Portland Breakwater Light
South Portland: Spring Point Ledge Light

4South Coast Region of Maine

Biddeford Pool: Wood Island Light
Boon Island: Boon Island Light
Kittery: Whaleback Light
Kennebunkport: Goat Island Light
York: Cape Neddick ("Nubble") Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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