Snowstorm Sweeps over Coastal Maine with Concentrated Fury

For those of us who love winter and the cloak of snowfall that caps its icy reign, the promise of another round of snowy weather being carried up the coast by a January northeaster was rejuvenating to the spirit. Sixteen days have passed since the Blizzard of 2010 whipped its extensive breadth of frosty white […]

Owls Head Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Owls Head Lighthouse in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about the air in fitful fashion and […]

Pemaquid Point Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about the air in fitful fashion and […]

Marshall Point Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Marshall Point Lighthouse and the wharves of Port Clyde in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about […]

Christmastime at Fort Point Light

When a child’s heart is set on the hopes of Christmas joy in the offing, the warmth of the moment fills the air with a boundless excitation that melds holiday wonderment with Yuletide dreams as little ones anxiously await  the arrival of Santa Claus. Such hopes and dreams are traditionally carried on the wings of […]

Nubble Light – Like no other Lighthouse at Christmastime

Some traditions tarry through time and are simply observed, while others rekindle our spirits with a refreshing joy that is undiminished by familiarity. At Christmastime, a decorated Nubble Light is a tradition whose appeal proves captivating time and again for countless admirers. This unique holiday treat continues to inspire the Yuletide dreams of the young […]

A Sweet Look at Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

This past Sunday my family and I got up early to enjoy sunrise along the Rockland Breakwater, and afterwards, decided to take a stroll down Main Street in downtown Rockland to admire the Christmas lights and decorations that adorned many of the storefronts. As we walked up one side of Main Street and down the […]

A Thanksgiving to Remember at Boon Island Lighthouse

As we gather together at the homes of family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it is sometimes easy to forget the true meaning of the holiday. Sure, most everyone cherishes a bountiful turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings, a day off from work, and even some football mixed in for good measure, but […]

Watching Properly in the Face of a November Gale

Sweeping in from the southeast with a sense of unrestrained dynamism, the gale of November 17, 2010 lashed the Maine coast with wind, rain and swells, but its impressive power once again failed to conquer the traditions of light and sound that faithfully oppose it. As they have for more than two centuries, lighthouses, which […]

Winter’s Northeast Gales begin Flexing their Muscle along Maine’s Coast

The calendar shows that we’ve just wrapped up the first week of November, but already this month the coast of Maine has witnessed two northeast gales spin their counterclockwise fury along the state’s rugged shoreline. From Downeast to southern Maine, no coastal area has been spared.  During a period of three days (November 5-8), the […]