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The Deadly History Of This Lighthouse In Maine Is Terrifying But True

From haunted B&Bs to eerie, rural, wooded backroads, Maine has no shortage of frightening stories. But, without a doubt, some of the scariest involve our maritime history. Our craggy coast has felled more than one ship and our lighthouses have watched over many stormy disasters. One of the most bone-chilling is the story of Boon Island.

Huge thanks to Jeremy D’Entremont, who graciously allowed for the use of his copyrighted images to help support this article. Jeremy is also the man behind one of the best New England lighthouse resources on the web.

He is also the author of many books on the subject of lighthouses, including this one focusing on New England.

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Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: