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 […]
Maine artist Carol Douglas has painted Owls Head Lighthouse and its beautiful setting many times over the years, but this year she embarked on a new idea. Carol endeavored to paint a special holiday scene of the popular beacon to benefit the American Lighthouse Foundation. Headquartered at Owls Head Lighthouse, the American Lighthouse Foundation is […]
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 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 […]
In an 1843 report to Congress, civil engineer I.W.P. Lewis advocated for a lighthouse to be built on Little River Island in Cutler, Maine. It wasn’t until March 1847 when Congress finally appropriated $5,000 for a light station at Little River. The station was completed later that same year. The report’s text in regards to […]