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.
Some good things happened at Whaleback Lighthouse before the work season concluded this year. The Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses (FPHL), a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, was able to contract with the J.B. Leslie Company to carry out important maintenance at the offshore Whaleback Light, Kittery, Maine, in September 2020. The scope of […]
The following excerpt is from a letter penned by Shirley Morong, which appeared in the March 1964 issue of the National Fisherman / Maine Coast Fisherman newspaper. Shirley Morong’s husband, Clifton Morong, served as keeper of Cape Elizabeth Light from 1946 to 1955. “I have been on the rocky shore of Cape Elizabeth and thrilled […]
The following assessment / description of Long Point Lighthouse, Massachusetts, by I.W.P. Lewis, Civil Engineer, is recorded in the House of Representatives, Doc. No. 183: Report of Evidence relating to the Light-House Establishment, 1842… Fixed light if 10 lamps; established in 1826 A wooden tenement of three rooms on a floor, and attic chambers, with […]
The following comments were made by Neil Corbett, son of Willie Corbett, who served as keeper of Little River Lighthouse in Cutler from 1921 to 1945. The quotes appeared in the book, The Rockbound Coast: Travels in Maine, by Christopher Little, 1994. In speaking of Little River Light Station, Neil Corbett stated, “I lived in […]
The following story appeared in the Sanford Tribune on July 28, 1911. The incident and subsequent rescue occurred on July 22, 1911, about a half-mile east of Whaleback Lighthouse on White Island Reef. If not for the vigilance and quick response of Whaleback lightkeeper Walter Amee, the two occupants aboard the wrecked motor boat would […]