Included on the tour are: Dyce's Head Light, Castine; Fort Point, Stockton Springs; Grindle Point Light, Islesboro; Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland; Owls Head Light, Owls Head; Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde; and Pemaquid Point Light, Pemaquid. For details on each, click here .
Special displays at the Rockand Breakwater Lighthouse, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., will highlight modern optics for lighthouses and navigation and show how the Coast Guard keeps the lights at many of Maine's offshore stations. The M/V Rendezvous will offer water passage to the lighthouse throughout the day, from Middle Pier in Rockland, or hike nearly one-mile hike along the breakwater to reach the lighthouse at its tip.
In addition to the land-based itinerary, two lighthouse cruises are offered. View six lighthouses from the sea during a 4.5-hour sunset sail, on Friday, June 24, aboard the P/V Elizabeth Anne departing Port Clyde at 4:30 pm. The cruise will pass Franklin Island, Pemaquid Point, Ram Island, Cuckolds, Burnt Island, and Marshall Point. Fee is $35 pp, and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are highly recommended. The M/V Betselma will be offering one-hour tours out of Camden Harbor throughout the Challenge weekend. Tours include water views of Curtis Island and Indian Island Lighthouses. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children (10 and under), under 3 are free.
Visit all seven land-accessible lighthouses, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win two-night, double-occupancy, luxurious stay at one of the four Historic Inns of Rockland. Better yet, stay at one this year, taking advantage of the Lighthouses, Lobster, and Luxury package.
*Note: Each lighthouse, museum, activity may have an entry fee.
To view or print a PDF file of the brochure promoting this event, click here.