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Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Far from the hustle and your step, and definitely climb the lighthouse stairs to read about the construction of the walkway! 
  • This lighthouse is reachable by walking out on the breakwater 7/8 mile. It s very popular walk and can be accessed from a road that leads to a parking area or from Samoset Resort if you are staying th...  read more »
  • Look down and stay focused while walking. I haven't been this focused in thirty years and totally enjoyed it. The lighthouse was closed but worth the trip, the walk gives you a sense of accomplishment...  read more »
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