Located in Owls Head, just a short drive from Marshall Point Light
you will find the Owls Head Light. Built in 1852 high on a cliff
overlooking the entrance to Rockland Harbor, Owls Head Light
is now operated by the US Coast Guard. Owl's Head is the subject
of much "lore," including the story of the "frozen lovers"
poor souls whose ship wrecked on the point during the
A gorgeous 7/8 mile walk over giant granite slabs
sits the Rockland
Breakwater Lighthouse. Built in
the late 1800's, the breakwater was
prevent damage to Rockland harbor from the gusts
incoming Nor'easters. A lighthouse was built at
the end to protect and
guide incoming vessels from
hitting the giant granite breakwater.
Other lighthouses in the local area that are reachable only
by sea include Whitehead, Tenants Harbor Light, Franklin
Island, Monhegan Island Lighthouse (reachable by the ferry
out of Port Clyde) and Two Bush.
A great amount of information can be found on all
lighthouses at the Maine Lighthouse Museum located