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.
The following account appeared in the July 1933 Lighthouse Service Bulletin, which was issued monthly by the United States Lighthouse Service from 1912 to 1939… “Thomas L. Chase, keeper of Long Point Light Station, Provincetown, Mass., struck the thousand-pound fog bell by hand during two nights of fog, when the striking mechanism got out of […]
The following news article entitled, “Perils of the Sea” appeared in the Portland Press Daily on December 27, 1872. Three vessels went ashore at Wood Island Light on Christmas Eve. The keeper at the time was Albert Norwood. The article read as follows: “Three vessels went ashore on Wood Island Tuesday the 24th. The schooner […]
The following letter by an unnamed keeper at Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery, Maine, appeared in the March 1957 issue of the Maine Coast Fisherman… “Well, here it is the end of January already, and the year is going by so fast that we here at Whaleback can scarcely believe it. In our last letter, I […]
The American Lighthouse Foundation was able to use every bit of the 2019 work season by completing a $17,640 project at the end of October on the lantern at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine. The project’s scope of work included the replacement of all ten lantern panes of glass, each of which contained cracks […]
The present Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse has been helping guide countless thousands of mariners into the protective confines of the Piscataqua River since 1878. Still today, large commercial ships deliver petroleum products, gypsum, fish products, and salt to various ports along the river, while local fishermen work the surrounding waters and a plethora of recreational craft […]