Cuckolds Lighthouse & Seacoast Maine Inn
Cuckold Lighthouse & Fog Signal Light Station
The Cuckolds Fog Signal and Light Tower has been standing sentinel offshore at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Maine since 1892. The beacon protects mariners from the rocky shoals. Rescued from demolition and beautifully restored over a ten-year period, this Maine Lighthouse is now open to the public for the fir time in history. The Inn At Cuckolds Lighthouse is welcoming overnight guests in luxury suites inspired by the history of the lighthouse. For a completely private Maine vacation you can rent the entire private island! Cuckolds is one of several Boothbay Maine area inns that also offer meetings and events.
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Cuckold Lighthouse Fog Signal Station Boothbay Harbor ME
Cuckolds Lighthouse History
Originally constructed in 1892 the Light Tower was built in 1907. The nearest Maine towns are Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor. Cuckolds is located off the southern tip of Southport Island, known as Cape Newagen, in Boothbay Harbor. The Cuckolds Lighthouse and Fog Signal tower height is 48 feet. The Octagonal wood tower is still used as an aid to navigation. The Cuckolds Lighthouse and Fog Station on the National Register of Historic Places.
Directions to View Cuckolds Lighthouse
To view from shore: From US Route 1, take ME 27 through Boothbay Harbor, across the swing bridge to Southport Island. Turn left on Rt. 238, Cape Newagen Road, and in about 3.5 miles, follow the sing .2 miles to the”Town Landing” where there is a small parking area. Walk out on the pier for a view of the Lighthouse, about 1,000 yards away.
To visit, by reservation only: From US Route 1, take ME 27 through Boothbay Harbor, across the swing bridge to Southport Island. Stay on Rt. 27 about 4 miles to the Newagen Seaside Inn. Park in spaces designated for Cuckolds Lighthouse. The Cuckolds private launch will meet you at the Inn Dock.
To view by boat: The Cuckolds Light is about 5 miles offshore from Boothbay Harbor. GPS Coordinates: Lat.43 degrees, 46′ 8″N, Log. 69 degrees, 39′ 00″W. Several sightseeing cruise companies in Boothbay Harbor pass the Lighthouse.
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