Dyce Head Lighthouse

At the mouth of the Penobscot River, Castine has a colorful history. Originally settled by the French, it was occupied by the British during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Dyce Head Lighthouse was built in 1828 to serve as a guide for mariners headed to Bangor, then a leading lumber port.

The lighthouse is close to Maine Maritime Academy and is easily reached by driving to Castine on Route 166. The grounds are open to the public but the keeper's house is now a private residence. The site is owned by the Town of Castine.

Location: Penobscot River, Castine
Latitude: 44.38274 N
Longitude: -68.81908 W
Established: 1828
Discontinued: 1935
Reactivated: 2007

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