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Maine’s Open Lighthouse Day

Picture of Bass Harbor Head Light

Bass Harbor Head Light

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 or call 207-200-7957).
  • Wood Island (Biddeford Pool) – Offshore. Access will be by boat (For reservations, visit or call 207-200-4552).

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One comment

  1. What a cool thing to do! This may be a dumb question, but do you know the cost of seeing these or do are they allowing everyone to visit for free?

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