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 […]
Newspaper Article from the Past… Newspaper article from: The Portsmouth Herald, Friday, June 19, 1931 “Parker Head, Me., June 19 – Caught in the swift-running cross tides at Parker Head, Linwood E. Libby, 64, suddenly lost his balance while out in his boat, fell into the water and was saved from death by Eugene Osgood, […]
During his illustrious career as a lighthouse keeper, Joshua Card was universally respected for his dedicated service and longevity – a total of forty-two years spent serving at Maine’s Boon Island (1867 to 1874) and New Hampshire’s Portsmouth Harbor (1874 to 1909). In 1908, the following account was published in the Genealogical and Personal Memoirs, […]
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 lights.
The date of August 7th is special throughout the annals of our nation’s lighthouse history. It was on this day in 1789, that Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Act and the commissioning of […]
There is no finer way to celebrate National Lighthouse Day than by climbing a lighthouse and basking in the beauty and history that abounds at the venerable guardians of the sea. The public can do just that at Owls Head Lighthouse on August 7th from 11 am to 3 pm. Personnel from the United States […]
The Maine Lighthouse Trust has received approval from the Maine Secretary of State to launch a campaign for Maine’s first lighthouse specialty license plate. The Maine Lighthouse Trust is required to have 2,000 Maine residents with active vehicle registrations pre-order the new license plate prior to the Secretary of State drafting legislation and presenting it […]
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 23 & 24, 2018, 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.
ALF’s Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses chapter hosts an annual sunset lighthouse cruise twice each year. This fun cruise will take place on June 15th starting at 7:00 p.m. aboard the M/V Granite State, departing from Rye Harbor on Route 1A in Rye, NH. The cruise will pass close to Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Whaleback Lighthouse, and […]
Newspaper Article from the Past Countless thousands of people walk along the Rockland Breakwater each year, but over a century ago, a group of tourists decided to forgo using their feet and opted instead for an automobile ride to reach the lighthouse. Such a decision no doubt caused quite a stir at the time. There […]
On May 20, 2018, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation will offer complimentary tours of Race Point Light Station, which is located two miles out over the glistening sand dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore, near Provincetown. The entire Light Station will be open during […]