5 Maine Lighthouses You Must Explore

Bass Harbor Head

On the southern end of Mount Desert Island, the grounds are open to the public but the tower is not. Established on a cliffside in 1858, this brick cylindrical beauty is 37 feet tall and is now automated. Bass Harbor cruises pass by the lighthouse, and it is visible. 

Curtis Island

Curtis Island marks the approach to Camden Harbor. Its light was established in 1836, and the current 25-foot cylindrical brick tower dates to 1896. It’s owned by the Town of Camden and isn’t open to the public. It was automated in 1972 and is currently solar-powered. 

Owls Head

On a steep rise above Rockland Harbor, Owls Head Lighthouse is one of the most haunted Maine lighthouses. At least two ghosts are said to reside there. 

Pemaquid Point 

Owned by the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse has limited hours but can be visited. Commissioned by President John Quincy Adams in 1827, the 38-foot white fieldstone conical light was automated in 1934. 

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. 

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