marshall point lighthouse

midcoast maine lighthouses

New England is known for its beautiful and historic lighthouses dotting the coastline, marking towns, harbors, and points, while offering warning and comfort to sailors - past and present. There is something truly romantic about these beacons that have stood for generations, through countless storms and dark nights. And here in Midcoast Maine we tend to several of these timeless towers, and we recommend visiting at least a couple during your stay.

NOTE: most of the Lights have seasonal hours. Check ahead before embarking.

Fort Point Light

Stockton Springs | newenglandlighthouses.net/fort-point
  • Designated an Historic Site, the lighthouse grounds (but not the lighthouse) are open to the public seasonally from 9:00am until sunset.
  • Fort Point Lighthouse is located on Cape Jellison on the west side of the mouth of Penobscot River. Build in 1857, the brick lighthouse stands 31ft high on an 88ft plane overlooking the Atlantic.

    Curtis Island Light

    Camden | newenglandlighthouses.net/curtis-island
  • The lighthouse grounds (but not the lighthouse) are open to the public as the island is a public park, but is only accessible by boat.
  • Curtis Island Lighthouse stands on a small island at the entrance to Camden Harbor. Built with brick in 1896, the Light stands at 25ft.

    Grindle Point Light & Museum

    Islesboro | newenglandlighthouses.net/grindle-point
  • Lighthouse grounds and museum are open seasonally during select days and hours.
  • Grindle Point Lighthouse is found at Gilkey Harbor on the west side of Islesboro, which can be reached via a ferry from Lincolnville Beach (the lighthouse is near the ferry dock). This brick light was build in 1874 and stands 39ft tall. The Sailor's Memorial Museum is also located in the innkeeper's house.

    Rockland Breakwater Light

    Rockland | rocklandharborlights.org/rkdhistory
  • The lighthouse is open on the weekends during the summer.
  • Located on Jameson Point in Rockland Harbor, at the end of a 7/8-mile-long breakwater, Rockland Breakwater Light requires a roughly 2-mile walk to visit, but the coastal scenery makes it worth the trip. The Light was built in 1902 of wood and brick, and stands 25ft tall.

    Owls Head Light

    Owls Head | rocklandharborlights.org/ohhistory
  • The grounds are designated as a state park, open to the public seasonally on select days.
  • Owls Head Lighthouse is found on West Penobscot Bay, on the south side of the entrance to Rockland Harbor. Built in 1852, the Light stands to 30ft, on a 100ft plane. The views are excellent!

    Marshall Point Light and Museum

    Port Clyde | www.marshallpoint.org
  • The grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The museum and gift shop are open seasonally, with select hours.
  • Prominently seated on the rocky point at the entrance to the harbor of the fishing village of Port Clyde, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum offers visitors and engaging look at the local history, beauty, and wonder of mid-coast Maine. Built in 1857 of brick and granite, the Light stands 31ft.

    Pemaquid Point Light

    Bristol | www.bristolparks.org/lighthouse.htm
  • The lighthouse and grounds are open to the public seasonally from 10:30am to 5:00pm.
  • Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is found at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and John Bay. Owned and operated by the town of Bristol (with the help of volunteers), the site includes a Fisherman's Museum. The Light was constructed in 1835 to a height of 38ft.

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