The State of Maine is celebrating their maritime heritage with a one-day Open Lighthouse event on Saturday, September 14, 2013. This event will allow visitors access to lighthouses, some of which are typically not open to the public.
Participating lighthouses include:
- Bass Harbor Head in Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island.
- Burnt Coat Harbor on Swan’s Island – Offshore. Visitors can get to Swan’s Island on the Maine State Ferry from Bass Harbor.
- Burnt Island in Boothbay Harbor – Offshore. Use Balmy Day Cruises in Boothbay Harbor to get to the lighthouse.
- Curtis Island in Camden – Offshore. Visitors must find their own transportation to the island.
- Doubling Point in Arrowsic, along the Kennebec River.
- Dyce or Dice Head in Castine.
- Fort Point in Stockton Springs.
- Grindle Point in Islesboro – Offshore. Trips to Islesboro are available on the Maine State Ferry from Lincolnville.
- Kennebec River Front Range Light in Arrowsic, along the Kennebec River
- Marshall Point in Port Clyde.
- Monhegan on Monhegan Island – Offshore. Trips to Monhegan Island are available on Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde
- Owls Head in Owls Head.
- Pemaquid Point in Bristol.
- Portland Breakwater in South Portland.
- Portland Head in Cape Elizabeth.
- Rockland Breakwater in Rockland.
- Seguin Island on Seguin Island, off Popham Beach – Offshore. To get to Seguin Island, contact the Seguin Island Ferry.
- Spring Point in South Portland.
- West Quoddy Head in Lubec.
- Whitehead Island near Sprucehead – Offshore. Access by boat (for reservations, visit www.whiteheadlightstation.org/open-lighthouse-day-2013 or call 207-200-7957).
- Wood Island (Biddeford Pool) – Offshore. Access will be by boat (For reservations, visit www.woodislandlighthouse.org or call 207-200-4552).
For more lighthouse related activities you may also want to check out:
- The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland.
- Lighthouse Sunset Cruise in Rockland sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation.
- Be a Lightkeeper for the Weekend at the Whitehead Light Station near Sprucehead.