An Island Child’s View of the Lights at Matinicus Rock

By reading your share of lighthouse books and articles, you will acquaint yourself with some of the most romantic and poetic descriptions of the lights and the keepers who tended them. We cherish those eloquent lines or verses that can whisk our imaginations away on the ebb tides of yesterday – taking us back to […]

A Face in the Clouds…Happy Halloween

Since it is Halloween, I thought this was a fun picture to share. It was taken on October 29th at Race Point Light Station on Cape Cod. Though not a Maine moment, here is wishing everyone a Happy Halloween, from Maine! If you look closely at the clouds, see if you can make out two […]

When the Tides of Penobscot Bay Conquer the Mighty Rockland Breakwater

The Rockland Breakwater may well be considered a Midcoast Maine gateway offering those who tread upon its crown of stone the opportunity to “go to sea” on Penobscot Bay without ever needing a boat. With every step along this massive wall, visitors are treated to the delightful sights, sounds and sweet smell of the bay. […]

John Gaspie – A Keeper of the Lights, Crosses the Bar

 To all who knew John Gaspie in the lighthouse community, he was affectionately known as “Keeper John” for a variety of reasons that included his Coast Guard service (1939-46), volunteer work at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, and most of all, for his friendship that far surpassed the brilliance of the guiding lights he cared so […]

Legendary Curtis Island Light Station “Keeper” Passes Away

For thirty years, Garrett Elliott “Connie” Conover, Jr. kept a watchful eye out over Curtis Island Light Station at the head of Camden Harbor, ensuring the light station looked its best as it guided mariners in the vicinity and welcomed waterborne visitors to one of Maine’s most spectacular and beautiful harbors. Connie’s three decades of […]

Autumn in the Air at Curtis Island Lighthouse

Autumn in the air – a feeling that reminds us all that summer’s playful overtures have left us on the ebb tide of a season past…