The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award is designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to the preservation of America’s lighthouses and their rich heritage. On April 29, 2018, ALF presented Sally Snowman – Coast Guard keeper of Boston Light, with […]
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.
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 […]
This popular event attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights.
“The lighthouse and the lightship appeal to the interests and better instinct of man because they are symbolic of never-ceasing watchfulness, of steadfast endurance in every exposure, of widespread helpfulness.” – George R. Putnam, Commissioner, United States Lighthouse Service, 1910 to 1935 Maine’s lighthouses have a long and fascinating history as guardians of a rugged […]
Augusta, ME (September 1, 2016) – The State of Maine’s eighth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 10, with lighthouses open to the public throughout the state and free entry for visitors on this one day. The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism […]
Augusta, ME (September 7, 2014) – The State of Maine’s sixth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 13 with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day. The popular event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the […]
Maine Office of Tourism, Augusta, ME (September 10, 2013) – The State of Maine’s fifth annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 14th with lighthouses open throughout the state and free entry available to visitors on this one day. The popular event is coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard in partnership with […]
In the day and age that we live, lighthouses may no longer be as vital to safe navigation as they once were, but that doesn’t mean our sentinels of the sea go without the appreciation of mariners and recreational boaters alike. For though all prudent mariners now rely on the electronic accuracy afforded by the […]
The annual Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge offers the general public a fun-learning way to experience the lights up close and personal by having the opportunity to climb to the top of seven Midcoast sentinels and enjoy the rich history and beauty that surrounds these special places. This year’s event, sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation […]
AUGUSTA, Maine – Twenty-two light stations plan to participate in the fourth annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day, happening rain or shine on Sept. 15. Coastal, island and river lighthouses will welcome the public for tours and special activities. The event is the largest of its kind in the country, and is coordinated by the U.S. […]
For Immediate Release July 13, 2012 Media Contacts: United States Coast Guard First District Public Affairs (617) 223-8515 Kevin Gove On behalf of the Maine Office of Tourism (207) 620-9072 Bob Trapani, Executive Director American Lighthouse Foundation (207) 594-4174 AUGUSTA, Maine – The fourth annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day will take place rain or shine […]