Standing For 200 Years On The Coast Of Maine, Burnt Island Lighthouse Is Quaint And Historic
By Michelle|Updated on November 18, 2022(Originally published November 13, 2022)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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When people think about Maine, they often imagine her craggy coast and nautical feel. And, of course, that includes the many lighthouses that dot the coast. There are 65 lights in Maine and each one serves an important purpose. While some are no longer in constant use and others have been fully automated, the history each one carries is fun to learn. And they’re even more beautiful to visit. Today we’re focusing on one of the most historic lighthouses in Maine and we think you’ll find it just as interesting as we did!
Burnt Island Light is open for tours, and you can visit the Keepers of Burnt Light website for more information.
While one of the most historic lighthouses in Maine, Burnt Island Light is certainly not the only historic beacon in the Pine Tree State! Check out this lighthouse road trip in Maine that’s dreamily beautiful.
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What are some other historic lighthouses in Maine?
Few things feel more like home than Maine’s lighthouses. They are the lights that guide us home, both literally and figuratively. For those who are only visitors to Maine, the lights represent happy memories and, for over a hundred years, they’ve been a beacon of home for sailors. Beautiful and historic, the following are some of our favorite lighthouses in Maine:
Whaleback Light is located just offshore from Fort Foster and was originally positioned to protect the Portsmouth, NH harbor. The tower, built in 1872, now uses a revolving DCB-224 airport-style beacon. The keeper's quarters are integrated into the tower. For the best view, head to Fort Foster Park.