Location: Swan’s Island, ME
Coordinates: 44 07 55 N 68 26 41 W
The Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station is sometimes called the Swan’s Island Lighthouse or the Hockamock Head Lighthouse. Friends of the Swan’s Island Lighthouse, or FOSIL, became an affiliate of the American Lighthouse Foundation in 2008.
Quick Lighthouse Facts:
- Year Built: 1872
- Height of Tower: 35 feet
- Description: Square brick tower with flashing white light, occulting every 4 seconds.
A historic preservation project has been underway for the last several years. The keeper’s house is completely restored and is open to the public in the summer months, as is the tower.
The keeper’s house is completely restored and is open to the public in the summer months, with historic exhibits and a small art gallery. Visitors can usually climb the tower. The lighthouse grounds and adjacent park are open year round, dawn to dusk. The access road is not plowed in the winter.
Visit www.burntcoatharborlight.com for the latest information on days and hours.
There is also an apartment in the keeper’s house, available for rental by the week from mid-June through September. Check it out at www.burntcoatharborlight.com/rent-the-keepers-house-apartment/
ALF Affiliate Information:
Friends of Swan’s Island Lighthouse Fund
c/o Town of Swan’s Island
P.O. Box 11
Swan’s Island, ME 04685