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. To visit Rockland Breakwater Light on your holiday in Rockland, and find out what else Rockland has to offer, use our Rockland day trip site .
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  • If you want to sit and watch the ships and boats come in and out of the harbor or just enjoy nature all around you, then the Breakwater Light is the place. Gives one the ability to walk out to the lig...  more »
  • Very pretty lighthouse with its long Pier (almost 1 mile long), but it is very difficult to take a picture. The market for access is 2 miles round-trip. and is very popular with the locals. A lot of effort for an average photo, may be one of those which we can do without.
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  • We enjoy walking out to the lighthouse on the Breakwater. The views are unique and fantastic. You get to be out in the middle of the bay with great views of the water, the city of Rockland, and (if yo...  more »

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