Kennebunkport Maine Area Lighthouses
Goat Island Lighthouse
Maine is famous for its lighthouses, and Kennebunkport and Cape
Porpoise are no exception. The Goat Island Light
is a remarkable lighthouse on an island,
viewable from the Cape Porpoise Pier.
From the Kennebunks, you can
tour more Maine lighthouse by driving the scenic
coastline, starting with the most photographed
lighthouse of all - Nubble Light in York. From
this vantage point you can also see legendary
Boone Island Light out at sea.
In Portland, the first
lighthouse commissioned by President George
Washington is located in Fort William Park.
Portland Headlight is Maine’s oldest lighthouse,
with a fantastic view of Casco Bay. While on
your lighthouse tour, you must also visit Two
Light State Park in Cape Elizabeth, there is a
wonderful lobster shack
here for seaside lunch
Goat Island Lighthouse
1834. Best viewed from Cape Porpoise
Pier. Get on Route 9 into Cape
Porpoise, where Route 9 makes a
90-degree left hand turn, go
straight. Drive 1/2 mile to end/Pier
and park. Technically - this is the
only lighthouse actually in the
Other nearby Southern ME
Cape Elizabeth Light/Two Lights State
Two lighthouses are perched atop the rocky shoreline. Off
Rt. 77 in Cape Elizabeth. Directions:
Take Route 1N to into Scarbourgh. Take
a right onto Route 207 (traffic light
at Oak Hill). Take Route 207 (Black
Point Road). Follow almost to the end
and take a left onto Route 77. Follow
Route 77 to Two Lights road on right.
Headlight & Museum
oldest lighthouse. Commissioned by
George Washington in 1791. Adjacent to
Fort Williams Park. Large grounds with
picnic facilities and museum on the
premises. 1000 Shore Rd. (off Rt. 77)
Cape Elizabeth. 799-2661. Directions –
Option One: Follow directions to Cape
Elizabeth Light continuing beyond Two
Lights Road on route 77 to Shore
Road/Portland Headlight. Option Two:
Take I-95N to I-295N to
Port/Waterfront Exit and stay to left.
Take Danforth Street thru 3-4 traffic
lights. Take right on State Street and
cross over Casco Bay bridge onto
Broadway Street. Take right at second
traffic light (Cottage Road) to Shore
Road. Headlight is on left. On a clear
day, you can see six area lights.
Wood Island Lighthouse
Route 9 thru Cape Porpoise and past
Goose Rocks Beach. Take a right at
traffic light (Pool Road/Route 208).
208 to end. Take left on
Route 208 thru Biddeford Pool and
lighthouse is on right.
York, Maine. The Nubble Lighthouse is
located on a peninsula between Short and
Long Sands Beachs in York Maine. This
beautiful landmark is an active light
and is located on a small rocky island
at the end of the point. This is one
of the most scenic and photographed
lighthouses in the world. The Nubble
is about a half hour south of
Harbor, ME. – Boon Island Light is
six miles offshore and visible in
clear weather from Harbor Beach.
Erected in 1811 on a barren rock
island, the 132 foot lighthouse
operates today, as in the past, as a
continual beacon to sailors. It can
be seen up to 21 miles at sea.
A story of a happening on this
island is told in the novel Boon
Island by Kenneth Roberts, 1956.
Fact, and legend perhaps, has it
that in December 1710, the Galley
Nottingham wrecked on the island.
Twelve of the crew of fourteen
survived the wreck. After 20 days
the ships carpenter died, his bones
were stripped of their "beef" and
the fat from the kidney was used to
soothe frostbitten feet. After 24
days, a passing vessel discovered
the shipwrecked survivors and
brought them to shore.
Whaleback Light is Maine's Southern Most
light marking the entry to Portsmouth NH and
Kittery Maine Harbors.
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