Lighthouses in Maine on Route 1
One of the many joys of being in a coastal community is having many lighthouses to view in a day. If you enjoy touring lighthouses in Maine, the Crooked Steeple is your perfect location to stay when you are planning your next trip. Maine has over 65 historical lighthouses - 5 of which we are recommending because they are lighthouses in Maine on route 1 - which is where we are located off of. You could spend many days checking them all out - but we recommend you start here! (Descriptions from Wikipedia..)
Fort Point Lighthouse - The Fort Point Light, or Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. A lighthouse at this point has served as an active aid to navigation since 1835; the present lighthouse dates to 1857, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bass Harbor Head Light - Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay.
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse - Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light is a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater in the harbor of Rockland, Maine. Replacing a light station at Jameson Point (the northern end of the breakwater), the light was established in 1902, about two years after completion of the breakwater. Now automated, it continues to serve as an active aid to navigation. The light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse on March 20, 1981.
Owls Head Light- The Owls Head Light is an active aid to navigation located at the entrance of Rockland Harbor on western Penobscot Bay in the town of Owls Head, Knox County, Maine. The lighthouse is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation. It is the centerpiece of 13-acre (5.3 ha) Owls Head State Park and was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Owls Head Light Station in 1978.
Dice Head Lighthouse - Dice Head Light is a lighthouse in the town of Castine, Maine. First established in 1829, the light was deactivated in 1937 and replaced by a skeleton tower 475 feet (145 m) to the south. When that structure was destroyed by a storm in 2007, however, the old light was reactivated in 2008. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
I hope you enjoyed this lighthouse tour! I'm looking forward to hearing about YOUR adventures in Maine - call me today to book your stay!