Some good things happened at Whaleback Lighthouse before the work season concluded this year. The Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses (FPHL), a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, was able […]
Maine artist Carol Douglas has painted Owls Head Lighthouse and its beautiful setting many times over the years, but this year she embarked on a new idea. Carol endeavored to […]
The following excerpt is from a letter penned by Shirley Morong, which appeared in the March 1964 issue of the National Fisherman / Maine Coast Fisherman newspaper. Shirley Morong’s husband, […]
The following comments were made by Neil Corbett, son of Willie Corbett, who served as keeper of Little River Lighthouse in Cutler from 1921 to 1945. The quotes appeared in […]
In an 1843 report to Congress, civil engineer I.W.P. Lewis advocated for a lighthouse to be built on Little River Island in Cutler, Maine. It wasn’t until March 1847 when […]
Today, the Rockland Breakwater and its historic lighthouse that stands sentinel at the south end of the granite structure are well-known and beloved icons of Midcoast Maine. Not only does […]
Throughout the history of lighthouses, keepers could not tend the light or clean the tower from top to bottom without climbing a set of stairs to reach the lantern. It […]
The following story appeared in the June 6, 1865 edition of The Portland Daily Press. James Mariner was the keeper of the Two Lights at Cape Elizabeth during this time. […]
The American Lighthouse Foundation was able to use every bit of the 2019 work season by completing a $17,640 project at the end of October on the lantern at Little […]
Maine Open Lighthouse Day is an annual event attracting 15,000 to 18,000 visitors and offers them the rare opportunity to climb, experience and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lighthouses.
ALF is sponsoring a special 8 lighthouse cruise including Matinicus Rock Light… this unique cruise departs from Journey’s End Marina and is a wonderful opportunity to see eight lighthouses, some of which you can only see from the water. The list includes: Matinicus Rock, Saddleback Ledge, Heron Neck, Whitehead, Tenants Harbor, Two Bush, Owls Head and Rockland Breakwater.
The American Lighthouse Foundation’s Keeper of the Light award is designed to honor those individuals and organizations in the national lighthouse community who have contributed in a significant manner to […]