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Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat. Make Rockland Breakwater Light a part of your Rockland vacation plans using our Rockland trip itinerary planner.
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  • Before leaving for home on a business trip me and a co-worker (from Houston, in loafers..) dared each other to walk out to the lighthouse. It was below freezing and windy but we made it and enjoyed to...  more »
  • I have been going to the Breakwaters since I was a young child on trips to Maine as I visited my grandparents. I have since moved to Maine as an adult and continue to bring my own children several tim...  more »
  • The lighthouse itself isn't anything stellar, but what makes this place so wonderfully unique is the stone walkway that takes you out to the lighthouse in the middle of the water. The parking lot is i...  more »