Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 16th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>North America>United States>Maine

If you love lighthouses, as I do, Pemaquid Point lighthouse is not to be missed. Located on a rocky coast in Maine, it is a trip worth taking.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is located on a very rocky coast in Maine. This landmark is what I think of when I think of Maine - lots of rocky coastline with high waves crashing over them. What a beautiful view! Pemaquid Point Lighthouse first opened in the early 1800's. It's been a beacon for sailors ever since. You can enter the ground floor of the lighthouse and view the history and memorabilia they have there. I don't think you can climb the lighthouse - at least when I was there you couldn't. There is a modest fee to enter this park but well worth the price. Also on the property is a lovely art gallery with lots to see and purchase. A friend purchased a beautiful painting of - of all things - an insect with the most beautiful translucent wings I have ever seen. I still can't figure out how the artist painted these wings. They do have traditional art for your purchasing pleasure, as well.

Located outside of Britol, Main, Pemaquid Point is a natural draw for visitors to this area. You are warned not to venture too far out onto the rocks - a rogue wave may take you away. This has happened and I believed the sign and did not venture too far out onto the rocks.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse underwent a renovation in 2007 and what a beautiful job they did. Everything looks grand!

With so many lighthouses on an island - and almost inaccessible - Pemaquid Point is a great way to get up close and personal with a lighthouse. It truly is worth a visit if you are in Maine. Enjoy!

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Lighthouses, Maine, Museum, New England, Travel

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I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar ittech
17th Feb 2012 (#)

thanks for share

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author avatar Christine Crowley
17th Feb 2012 (#)

You are welcome. Thanks for reading, Ittech

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author avatar Buzz
17th Feb 2012 (#)

This is an excellent post, Christine. Nice share.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you, Buzz. Hope you get there!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
21st Feb 2012 (#)

We love going there it is always so wonderfully windy and the view unbeatable, well done Christine:0)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
21st Feb 2012 (#)

Take a trip there for me one nice spring day. And enjoy!

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