Maine Lighthouses

Doubling Point Lighthouse on the Kennebeck River, Maine.

Doubling Point Lighthouse on the Kennebeck River, Maine.

If you feel yourself being drawn to the particularly famous lighthouses in Maine, you will want to explore the coast surrounding Brunswick and the Kennebec River. Nothing compares to the fond memories built out of venturing to some of these old watchtowers of your own accord. Below are a few of our favorites — be sure to leave time during your trip to make your way out to these legendary guideposts.

 

Squirrel Point Light
Arrowsic, ME
The lighthouse grounds are accessible via a trail at the end of Bald Head Road in Arrowsic. The lighthouse can also be viewed from across the Kennebec River in Phippsburg.

Doubling Point Range Lights
Arrowsic, ME
The Kennebec River Range Lights, or Doubling Point Range Lights as they are referred to, were established on Arrowsic Island in 1898 to mark an extreme double turn in the channel at what is known as Fiddler Reach. It is the only range light in Maine with two towers with identical lights. A ship’s captain would know that when the two light towers are aligned they are in the middle of the channel to make sure they were still on course. There is limited parking at the station. For information on visiting the station, contact Range Light Keepers.

Hendricks Head Light
Southport, ME
Located about 10 miles south of Boothbay Harbor off Route 27, situated on the mouth of the Sheepscot River in Cozy Harbor on Sourthport Island. Private residence. Views are possible from a beach in West Southport.