Maine Open Lighthouse Day is an annual event attracting 15,000 to 18,000 visitors and offers them the rare opportunity to climb, experience and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lighthouses.
Visit lighthouses and more…from pristine islands and windjammers to working lobster boats and seabirds, lighthouses give your imagination a chance to take flight as you admire the unchanging sea and the rich traditions that call it home.
For two days only on June 29 & 30, 2019, don’t miss out on the chance to visit and climb these 7 alluring lighthouses (Event hours: 9am -5pm)…Dyce Head, Fort Point, Grindle Point, Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Marshall Point and Pemaquid Point.
Marla Rogers spent her childhood as a lightkeeper’s daughter. When Marla was seven years old, her father – Archford “Ted” Vernon Haskins, was appointed keeper of Owls Head Light Station. Keeper Haskins and his family served at Owls Head Light from 1947 to 1953. Marla (1940-2014), who later in life volunteered at Owls Head Lighthouse […]
The following poem was written by lighthouse keeper Ralph C. Norwood while stationed at Maine’s Ram Island Light Station. Mr. Norwood served as a keeper at Great Point Light, MA (1929), Boston Light, MA (1929-41), Ram Island Light, ME (1945-50) and Spring Point Ledge Light, ME (1951-54). A Star on Our Vest By Ralph C. […]
When storm winds blew and the seas grew large during the age of sail, schooners and fishing boats would often run for the nearest harbor of refuge to ride out the tempest. One such sought-after place was Cutler Harbor in Downeast Maine, whose entrance has been marked by the guiding gleams of Little River Lighthouse […]
ALF’s Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses chapter hosts an annual five lighthouse cruise each year. This fun cruise will take place on September 22 starting at 8:30 a.m. aboard the M/V Granite State, departing from Rye Harbor on Route 1A in Rye, NH and will return at approximately 1:00 p.m. . The cruise will pass close […]