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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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  • It's a great walk out to the lighthouse, a cool breeze in the summer time. Just keep an eye on where you are walking because there are gaps in the rocks. 
  • So happy to find this place, it's such a nice walk. We loved it. It was really cold, so I suggest going in the summer but its fun. 
  • The Rockland Breakwater light is a "must see" if you are in the Midcoast Maine area. The pathway to the light can be accessed from a side street adjacent to the Samoset resort or from the hotel itself...  more »