Maine Lighthouses

Maine lighthousesMaine Lighthouses are among the most photographed in the world.  Maine visitors can often be found taking pictures of Maine’s Harbor Lights. The historic Burnt Island Light, built in 1831, helps to guide boats into Boothbay Harbor.  In south coastal Maine Nubble Light is a popular York, Maine attraction. Please share your Maine lighthouse comments. To feature your business, contact us.

Maine Lighthouses

Maine lighthouses, harbor lights, historic maine lighthousesThere are more than 60 lighthouses that dot the coastal regions of Maine. The lighthouse has become a symbol for Maine and they have guided many mariners around rocky ledges and dense fog for more than 200 years. Michigan is the only state that can say it has more lighthouses than Maine.

Maine lighthouses were originally kept up by a lighthouse keeper and sometimes by his family as well. Most keepers were said to be very lonely, especially the offshore ones. There are many stories about the isolated lighthouse keeper who lived by his duty to man the lighthouse. Their lives were based on risk and responsibility.

Did you know many Maine Lighthouses are actually made from iron – then lined with bricks. The famous Nubble Lighthouse in southern Maine is actually made from iron with a brick lining.

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