Seguin Island Light Station

Seguin Island Light Station, 2 ½ miles off the Maine coast, marks the approach to the Kennebec River. The establishment of the light was approved by George Washington in 1793 or 1795 depending on the source you read. It’s distinguished as the highest light (focal plane of 180 feet) off the water in Maine. There…

Bug Light – South Portland

  The Portland Breakwater Lighthouse commonly known as Bug Light sits at the end of a 2500-foot breakwater built in the 1800’s to protect the harbor from Atlantic storms. The light is usually closed to the public but opens four times a year to the public hosted by the South Portland – Cape Elizabeth Rotary…

Doubling Point Light

Sitting on a point marking a shallow rocky promontory and a sharp turn in the Kennebec River near Bath the Doubling Point Light is a short drive from several coastal Maine cities and towns. Established in 1898 as part of a set of four navigation aids on the river it is still in service as…

West Quoddy Head State Park

A short drive from Lubec, Maine along the Lubec Channel takes you to West Quoddy Head State Park and the West Quoddy Head Light. This lighthouse is the easternmost lighthouse in the United States. The light is an operating light facing the Quoddy channel dividing the United States from Canada. Across the channel is Grand Manan…

Nubble Light – Cape Neddick Lighthouse

You’ll find Nubble Light in York about an hour south of Portland if you travel on I-95. It will probably take about 90 minutes if you travel the more scenic coastal roads. The lighthouse is not open to the public but sits on a small island and the view from the park is iconic. It’s…