Photo Credit: Jeremy D'Entremont
Lighthouses, many of which still provide navigational aid to our mariners along the rocky shoreline, dot the DownEast & Acadia coastline as beautiful symbols of our heritage. They have led many a weary sailor or fisherman to safe harbor in the fog and dark and still their magic draws people to them.
The tallest light in the region, Petit Manan Lighthouse, is 119 feet tall. Most of our lights are brick with a few granite towers and one wooden tower. And don’t miss West Quoddy Light with its candy-striped tower—you’ll want to be sure to take a picture.
About half of the lights can be seen from shore and others can be seen from sightseeing boats or planes. They are listed alphabetically to the left or if you want to see them geographically, see our lighthouse map. You can also request our Lighthouses and Lobsters brochure for details on the most lighthouse-rich region in Maine.
If you have a lighthouse passport from the U.S. Lighthouse Society (USLHS), you can collect lighthouse stamps in our area to fill it up (if you don't have a passport, you can purchase one from USLHS or from many local businesses and organizations). Type in "Lighthouse Passport" in the search box in the upper left corner for a list and information on participating lighthouses and businesses.
If you would like tour information, type in "Lighthouse Tours" in the search box for lighthouse listings, packages and events!
Related Links: Deer Isle Lighthouse Trail
Lighthouse texts contributed by Jeremy d’Entremont of http://lighthouse.cc/.