Lighthouses were once the saviors of the seacoast. Their bright beacons and resonating foghorns cut through foul weather, warning ships of impending danger and guiding them safely back to shore. In this age of radar and GPS, lighthouses no longer have the life and death significance they once did, yet these distinctive structures still carry the romance and drama of their pasts. More than 60 lighthouses dot the Maine coast from the well known Nubble Light in York to West Quoddy Head, the easternmost lighthouse in the United States.
Best seen by boat[x]Best Seen By BoatBaker Island LighthouseDowneast & Acadia · Bar HarborCape Elizabeth LightGreater Portland & Casco Bay · Cape ElizabethDice Head LightMid-Coast · CastineGrindle Point LightMid-Coast · IsleboroLubec Channel LightDowneast & Acadia · LubecProspect Harbor LightDowneast & Acadia · Prospect HarborDoubling Point Light StationMid-Coast · RocklandMark Island Light (Deer Isle Thorofare Light)Downeast & Acadia · StoningtonHendricks Head LightMid-Coast · West SouthportCape Neddick "Nubble" LightThe Maine Beaches · YorkBear Island LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaBlue Hill Bay LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaBoon Island LighthouseThe Maine BeachesBurnt Island Light StationMid-CoastCuckholds LighthouseMid-CoastCurtis Island LighthouseMid-CoastEgg Rock Light StationDowneast & AcadiaFranklin Island LightMid-CoastGoat Island Light StationThe Maine BeachesGoose Rocks LighthouseMid-CoastGreat Duck Island Light StationDowneast & AcadiaHalfway Rock LightGreater Portland & Casco BayHeron Neck Light StationMid-CoastIndian Island Light StationMid-CoastLibby Island Light StationDowneast & AcadiaMachias Seal Island LightDowneast & AcadiaMatinicus Rock Light StationMid-CoastMoose Peak LightDowneast & AcadiaMount Desert Rock LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaNarraguagus Light StationDowneast & AcadiaNash Island LightDowneast & AcadiaPerkins Island Light StationMid-CoastPetit Manan PointDowneast & AcadiaPond Island LightMid-CoastRam Island LedgeGreater Portland & Casco BaySaddleback Ledge Light StationMid-CoastSeguin Island Light StationMid-CoastSpring Point Ledge LighthouseGreater Portland & Casco BaySquirrel Point Light StationMid-CoastTenants Harbor LighthouseMid-CoastTwo Bush Island LightMid-CoastWhaleback Ledge Light StationThe Maine BeachesWhitlocks Mill Light StationDowneast & AcadiaWinter Harbor LightDowneast & AcadiaWood Island Light StationThe Maine Beaches
Grounds-only visitation allowed[x]Grounds-only visitationBass Harbor Head LightDowneast & Acadia · Bass HarborPemaquid Point LightMid-Coast · BristolDice Head LightMid-Coast · CastineGrindle Point LightMid-Coast · IsleboroMonhegan Island Lighthouse and MuseumMid-Coast · Monhegan IslandOwls Head LightMid-Coast · Owls HeadMarshall Point LightMid-Coast · Port ClydeRockland Breakwater LightMid-Coast · RocklandFort Point LightMid-Coast · Stockton SpringsMark Island Light (Deer Isle Thorofare Light)Downeast & Acadia · StoningtonBrown's Head LightMid-Coast · VinalhavenBurnt Coat Harbor LighthouseDowneast & AcadiaKennebec River Range LightsMid-CoastMatinicus Rock Light StationMid-CoastRam Island Light StationMid-CoastRockland Harbor SWMid-Coast
Museum or display inside at least one building[x]Museum or DisplayPemaquid Point LightMid-Coast · BristolMonhegan Island Lighthouse and MuseumMid-Coast · Monhegan IslandMarshall Point LightMid-Coast · Port ClydeMarshall Point Lighthouse MuseumMid-Coast · Port ClydeRockland Breakwater LightMid-Coast · RocklandSpring Point Ledge LighthouseGreater Portland & Casco Bay