5 Best Maine Lighthouses  to Visit

Cape Neddick 

Located on a large rock island — Cape Neddick Bubble — a few hundred feet from York Beach, the 41-foot Nubble Lighthouse was built in 1879 and automated in 1987. It has a cast iron construction lined with brick, which is unusual but likely to stand up to the brutal Maine weather. 

Goat Island 

Located at the entrance to Cape Porpoise Harbor, Goat Island has had a small 25-foot lighthouse since 1833. During the presidency of George H. W. Bush, Secret Service officers often used the island to watch the Bush Compound. 

Doubling Point

Originally commissioned in 1898, Doubling Point Light was automated in 1988. It’s 23 feet tall and of wood construction with a granite foundation. Another of the Kennebec River lights, it’s closed to the public, but the grounds are open to the public. 

Seguin Island  

This tower is the second-oldest lighthouse in Maine that was commissioned by President George Washington in 1795 with a wooden construction. The current light from 1857 is granite stone. 

Cape Neddick 

The present 47-foot gray granite conical lighthouse was constructed in 1850 from granite. The light was automated in 1959. The grounds and the keeper’s house are open to the public, but the lighthouse is not. The island is small, rocky, and located 10 miles from the mainland. 

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