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Maine lighthouses in South Coast Region are among the grandest of all


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Wood Island Lighthouse

Location: About 2 miles east of the mouth of the Saco River

Accessibility: Wood Island can be reached only by boat. The island and lighthouse are open to the public only during tours offered in July and August by Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse. The Friends’ vessel, Light Runner, departs from Vines Landing in Biddeford Pool. Participants tour the house and see inside the tower, but climbing the tower is not part of the tour. The island and lighthouse can be seen distantly from a walking trail at the East Point Audubon Sanctuary .
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, licensed to: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse. Lighthouse built in 1858. Light is alternating white and green flashes every 10 seconds.
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Cape Neddick ("Nubble") Light

Nubble Road York, ME Phone:

Location: Cape Neddick, near entrance to York River

Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. Directions: Follow Nubble Road east from Route 1A (Long Beach Ave.) in York, near Long Sands Beach, for about 1 mile to Sohier Park. There is free parking at Sohier Park with an excellent view of the lighthouse. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1879. Light flashes three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness; fog signal is one blast every 10 seconds.
Whaleback Lighthouse

Location: Portsmouth (New Hampshire) Harbor

Accessibility: This lighthouse can be seen from many spots on shore, including Fort McClary and Fort Foster in Kittery, Fort Constitution in Portsmouth, NH, and Great Island Common in New Castle, NH. The lighthouse is accessible only by boat and is closed to the public.
The facility: Lighthouse built in 1872. Light flashes two white flashes every 10 seconds; fog signal is two blasts every 30 seconds.
Boon Island Light

Location: About 6 miles east southeast of Cape Neddick

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. Access is by boat only, and it is very difficult to land on the island. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse can be seen distantly from points along the shore, including Sohier Park at Cape Neddick in York, but it is best seen by boat. Lighthouse built in 1855. Light flashes white every five seconds; fog signal is one blast every 10 seconds.
Goat Island Light

Location: Cape Porpoise Harbor

Accessibilty: The island is accessible by boat only. The island and lighthouse are not open to the public except by special arrangement. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Buildings and grounds managed by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. Lighthouse built in1859. Light slashes white every six seconds; fog signal is one blast every 15 seconds.