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Maine Open Lighthouse Day - Sept 17 - Visit Maine Lighthouses

The 3rd Annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 9am to 3pm - with guided and self-guided tours of a number of Maine's lighthouses and the keeper's houses.

According to, the following lighthouses and attractions will be participating in Maine Open Lighthouse Day; (all lighthouses will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted)

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse – Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island (land-based)
Browns Head Lighthouse – Vinalhaven Island (offshore)
Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse – Swan’s Island (offshore)
Burnt Island Lighthouse – entrance to Boothbay Harbor (offshore)
Curtis Island Lighthouse – entrance to Camden Harbor (offshore)
Deer Island Thorofare Lighthouse – Mark Island near Stonington (offshore)
Doubling Point Lighthouse – Arrowsic (land-based)
Dyce Head Lighthouse – Castine (land-based)
Fort Point Lighthouse – Cape Jellison near Stockton Springs (land-based)
Grindle Point Lighthouse – Islesboro (offshore)
Kennebec River Range Lights (two towers) – Arrowsic (land-based)
Little River Lighthouse – entrance to Cutler Harbor (offshore) 12 noon to 3:00 pm
Marshall Point Lighthouse – Port Clyde (land-based)
Monhegan Island Lighthouse – Monhegan Island (offshore) 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Owls Head Lighthouse – Owls Head (land-based)
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse – Bristol (land-based)
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (Bug Light) – South Portland (land-based)
Portland Head Lighthouse – Cape Elizabeth (land-based)
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse – Rockland (land-based via a breakwater)
Seguin Island Lighthouse – near entrance to Kennebec River off Popham Beach (offshore) 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Spring Point Lighthouse – South Portland (land-based via a breakwater)
Squirrel Point Lighthouse – Arrowsic (land-based)
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse – Lubec (land-based)
Wood Island Lighthouse – Biddeford Pool (offshore)

Other Lighthouse Attractions:

Maine Lighthouse Museum - Rockland

For more information on the wonderful event that attracted over 18,000 people last year alone, please check out the Maine Open Lighthouse Day Facebook Fan Page and

Let's continue to make this a special day, as I know many of us have seen pictures or witnessed the lighthouses and beacons from the water or land, yet have not been inside or set foot on many of these historical landmarks before. Enjoy!

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Comment balloon 1 commentJeff Mateja • September 14 2011 07:40AM


What a great event... Lighthouse Day!  The allure to the public to come out and tour these beacons is probably huge. The character added to the communities with lighthouses... huge.

Posted by Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork (Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue) over 6 years ago