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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
There is no finer way to kick-off a new season of lighthouse restoration and education efforts than by gathering to celebrate successes of the past year, while honoring some very dedicated volunteers and preservationists. On April 29, 2018, the American Lighthouse Foundation did just that during the organization’s annual Lighthouse Gala, which was held at […]