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New England Lighthouses | Photography Slide Show

by in Jul 2009
New England Lighthouses | Photography Slide Show
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Who doesn’t love a lighthouse? These sturdy sentinels have become “must-sees” for every visitor to New England. See for yourself in this collection of reader-submitted photos of New England lighthouses.

Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island
Photo/Art by Eric Full
Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor, Maine.
Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor, Maine.
Great Point Light, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Photo/Art by Kevin Armstrong
Great Point Light, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Photo/Art by Roxie Zwicker
Portland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Fort Point Light, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Photo/Art by Jeff Folger
Fort Point Light, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Beavertail Light, Jamestown, Rhode Island
Photo/Art by Luis Lebron
Beavertail Light, Jamestown, Rhode Island
Aquinnah Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Photo/Art by Patrick Morrissey
Aquinnah Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Nubble Light, York, Maine
Photo/Art by D. Lewis
Nubble Light, York, Maine
Race Point, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Photo/Art by Denis Tangney
Race Point, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Ned's Point Light, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Photo/Art by Janice Drew
Ned’s Point Light, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Burnt Cove Harbor Light, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Photo/Art by Ken Packie
Burnt Cove Harbor Light, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Aquinnah Light, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Photo/Art by Judith Secco
Aquinnah Light, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Updated Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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23 Responses to New England Lighthouses | Photography Slide Show

  1. Johnnie Greene June 21, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    I truly love Light Houses, would really like to stay in a Light House for a Vacation!

  2. Sharon Nolan June 23, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    These lighthouses are just magnificent. Are there any lighthouses on the West Coast?

  3. joy myers June 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    So beautiful I am sending the lighthouses on to Janet and Bill!!!

  4. Marie Gennett June 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    We love lighthouses especially Nubble at Yotk Beach Marie & Leon Gennett Plattsburgh,NY

  5. Linda Durand June 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    Lighthouses are one of my passions, symbols of strength and safety

  6. lawrence wilke June 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    I love lighthouses. I have seen a couple up close

  7. Bonnie Snyder June 23, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    They are beautiful, I really like your e-mails. Thanks so much

  8. Christine Morton June 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    I am addicted to lighthouses, I will be forwarding some that I’ve have photographed recently, hope you enjoy :-) My husband and I have traveled the coast of Maine from the southern end all the way up to Quoddy Head in Lubec, this year even across the bridge to Campobello Island, what a beautiful lighthouse there (East Quoddy Head)!

  9. Rosalie Cooksey June 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Double Wow! These pictures are great, some of them truly outstanding! VT has their share of lakes – watch for Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Events and come visit the 400th year of its founding- but lighthouses are nil. These bring back memories of when I lived in other places nearer the ocean. Thanks, everyone! They are lovely pictures.


  10. Pearl McDoannell June 23, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    Yes Sharon, there are lighthouses on the West Coast — all up and down just as in the East. We also have lighthouses on our inland Lake Havasu in Arizona — all the ones on the east side of the lake are smaller replicas of those on the East Coast and those on the west side of the lake are replicas of those on the West Coast. Those on islands in the middle are replicas of those on the Great Lakes.


  11. Sarah Walsemann June 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    I absolutely love these photo’s. Everyone is gorgeous. Thank you so much.

  12. Constance Jordan June 23, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    The photograph entitled Halfway Rock Light is actually the Ram Island lighthouse, off Cape Elizabeth. Halfway Rock marks the halfway point between the easternmost & westernmost points of Casco Bay; the lighthouse is white.

  13. Danielle Jeanloz June 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    You can rent out accommodations at the Race Point Lighthouse in Provincetown, Mass, Cape Cod. For additional information see:
    It’s supposed to be a terrific experience.

  14. Shirley Chaisson June 23, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    I have photos of two lighthouses in Virginia Beach. They are the Cape Henry lighthouses. Would be nice if we could submit lighthouses from all over. I love them too.

  15. Linda Davis June 24, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    When I see a lighthouse, I think of life, hope, safety, and home. They are a calming effect that says “it’s okay, I’m here to guide you and you are safely home.” Absolutely lovely. I agree with Johnnie Greene in that one of my fondest dreams is living in a lighthouse and watching as the ships pass by. God bless you all.

  16. Mary Hitt June 24, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    You can stay overnight at Rose Island Lighthouse, In Rhode Island, and serve as the lighthouse keeper during your stay. Very popular; sign up way in advance!

  17. Patricia Whitney June 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Love the lighthouses. Always so enjoyable to see them. They are the silent sentries keeping ships safe.

    Every time we go to Cape Cod, we ALWAYS stop at Chatham Light. Every Wednesday for several hours a day, the Coast Guard opens the lighthouse during July and August.

    Thanks for the great pictures.

  18. Eura Olsen June 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    Beatiful lighthouses, I have a collection of them.I have never seen a real one. Some day I hope.

  19. Tracy Allen June 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm #

    In a previous career I was a Coast Guard officer who had the good fortune to visit most of the lights from Point Judith up to West Quoddy Head. I agree with the other commenter that the one shot is Ram Island Ledge Light off Portland Harbor. The Keeper’s House on Isle au Haut was a great inn, but I am not sure if they are still in operation. It’s been 8 years since I stayed there.

  20. CB Spady July 1, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    The Light titiled Halfway Rock, Is actually Ram Island Ledge. This light is located off of Portland Head in Cape Elizabeth. C Jorden said this was Ram Island Light which is located in Boothbay, off Lineakin Point.

  21. Donald Reed July 3, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Regarding light houses in Vermont. The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne VT has an exhibit on the Colchester Reef lighthouse which is due to reopen at the end of July. This was moved to the museum from Lake Champlain in the 1950’s. Its having some foundation work done. The light house is near another great exhibit the steamboat Ticonderoga.
    Two Vermont Lighthouses are active though on private land and not public.
    Isle la Motte, northern Lake Champlain and Windmill Point Light in Alburg, Vermont
    These two lighthouses were unused for 70 years and relit in 2002.

  22. David Cook July 13, 2009 at 5:24 am #

    Re: VT & Lake Champlain – there are also two reconstructed towers on the Burlington breakwaters, plus at least two of the three on Lake Memphranog (YOU GUYS SPELL IT!), up on the Canadian border, have been revived. Lk Champlain has 6 more on the NY side. For those of you who think of Maine as the Lighthouse State – NY has 30 more standing towers today than Maine does. Yes, as a transplanted Yankee it’s hard to admit that, but it is true. A new book, “Light-Keepers of Lake Champlain” is available through the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (

  23. Robyn-Ann Chasse February 24, 2016 at 1:39 am #

    Isn’t there a dryland lighthouse on Greylock Mountain in Massachusetts? (near North Adams & Williamstown area)

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