Today, the Rockland Breakwater and its historic lighthouse that stands sentinel at the south end of the granite structure are well-known and beloved icons of Midcoast Maine. Not only does the breakwater continue to serve as a harbor of refuge along Penobscot Bay, countless thousands of people walk the nearly mile-long stretch each year. This […]
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 […]
ALF is sponsoring a special Penobscot Bay lighthouse cruise… this unique cruise departs from Rockland’s Public Landing and is a wonderful opportunity to see nine lighthouses, some of which you can only see from the water. The list includes: Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Browns Head, Goose Rocks, Eagle Island, Mark Island, Isle au Haut, Saddleback and Heron Neck.
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 […]
Craig Mathieson of ALF’s Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights was honored with an ALF Len Hadley Volunteer Award during the American Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Lighthouse Gala, which was held at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine, on April 29, 2018. A successful lighthouse effort is only as good as the diversified skills of its volunteers. […]
Augusta, ME (August 2017) – Maine’s iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during Maine’s 9th Annual Open Lighthouse Day to be held this year on Saturday, September 9th. Twenty-five lighthouses will be open to the public throughout the state offering free entry for visitors on this one day. This popular family-friendly event, sponsored by the […]