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 American Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 565

Rockland, Maine 04841

Phone: 207-594-4174


The American Lighthouse  Foundation is a  Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization dedicated  to the preservation of America's historic lighthouses.





Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse




Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont       

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Rockland, Maine



Year Built:





Height of Tower:


25 feet



White square tower on corner of fog-signal

house, on granite pier. - 1939 U.S. Lighthouse Service Light List. The lighthouse shows a flashing white light every 5 seconds from a focal plane of 39 feet above sea level that is visible 17 nautical miles. The light station is equipped with a fog horn that sounds one blast every 15 seconds.

- Reference: 2005 U.S. Coast Guard Light List




On south end of breakwater.

 - Reference: 1939 U.S. Lighthouse Service Light List




44 06 15 N…69 04 39 W







Active aid to navigation maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and


Light Station

Historical Notes:


Following the construction of a granite breakwater measuring nearly a mile in length between 1881 and 1899, a lighthouse was established in 1902 to mark


the safe harbor afforded by the massive stone wall. The construction of the light station consisted of a wood and brick keeper’s dwelling and an engine room being attached to a 25-foot brick tower. When completed, the lighthouse was outfitted with a fourth order Fresnel lens. The City of


Rockland applied for ownership of the lighthouse in 1998 under the Maine Lights program. The American Lighthouse Foundation and its chapter – the Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, signed a lease with the City of Rockland in 2001 for the purpose of preserving the historic beacon.

(Information courtesy of ALF Historian Jeremy D'Entremont)


Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

U.S. Coast Guard Photo     

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse


  To learn more about Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and how you can help the American Lighthouse Foundation save this historic beacon click here!  



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