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Custom visits to lighthouses by land and sea, prepared just for you! Let us know your interests by email or call 207-380-3806.
Lighthouse Adventure – June 1, 2019 – Boothbay Harbor – 9 am to 12 pm
Board the passenger vessel Novelty at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor for a comfortable 1 hour cruise through inshore waters by Ram Island Light, Cuckolds Lighthouse, with views of Monhegan Light and Seguin Island Light (some locations are weather permitting). Learn the stories behind these iconic beacons; about the lives of some of the keepers and their families – daily routines, schooling, traditions and hardships, as well as legends of the lights.
Your voyage then takes a dramatic turn as you make landfall on historic Burnt Island to explore Burnt Island Light, built in 1821 and still a working lighthouse. The group will have exclusive access to the island as your qualified Red Cloak Tour Guide leads you back in time, exploring the historically restored facilities on the island, including the keeper’s residence and the lighthouse.
Go home with a new and very personal understanding, not only of the lighthouses, but of the people who manned them. Hear for yourself stories of the lives these humble keepers saved while enduring privation and their own physical limits as they braved the timeless terror of raging sea storms to keep their lonely beacons shining… Offering those who go to the sea in ships a hopeful light toward home.
A portion of your ticket price will go toward restoration of the light tower, which is looking forward to its 200th birthday soon. It is the only original light tower left in Maine. Tickets for this one of a kind adventure are only $75 each – click the Book Online button below.
Lighthouse Legends, Lore & Haunts Cruises are offered every Saturday afternoon in September and October, 2019 through Maine Maritime Museum. See several lighthouses by boat and then experience an island visit to Maine’s oldest original lighthouse! Learn about the lives of early keepers and their families, legends of the lights, folklore and haunts. Please call us for more information, 207-380-3806, or contact Maine Maritime Museum directly for tickets, 207-443-1316. The computer-generated tickets are not available the day of the tour, so please call!