5 Maine Lighthouses You Must Explore This Summer

Lighthouses have been the beacons of light for sailors for hundreds of years, guiding sailors and fishermen safely into harbors along the rocky Maine coastline.

Monhegan Island Light

Accessible via ferry from Boothbay Harbor or Pemaquid Point, which takes visitors to the island of Monhegan, a small rocky island known for its fishing and lobstering and less than 100 residents.

Boon Island

The current gray granite conical lighthouse was built in 1855 and stands 133 feet, making it Maine’s tallest.

Spring Point Ledge

This unique lighthouse is located at the end of the 900-foot breakwater in Portland Harbor. It’s the only caisson-style lighthouse in Maine that can be toured.

Ram Island Ledge

At the northern end of the main channel into Portland Harbor, this lighthouse is located on a quarter-mile rocky finger of land.

Burnt Island

Erected in 1821, it stands 30 feet tall, is conical in style, and is made from granite and brick. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

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