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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  • It started off a lovely bright sunny day but by the time we got to the Breakwater the mist was beginning to float in. I hadn't completed the walk along the breakwater to the light before so I was dete...  more »
  • This is a must walk when in Rockland. It's 7/8 of a mile out the huge granite block 'breakwater' to the lighthouse. In addition to the hike in the salt sea air, there's stuff to see all the way out (d...  more »
  • When you eat in a restaurant on the coast and see this wonderful light house, you ask how do I get there? The waitress was great. We began to walk out to this historic lighthouse at the end of the Bre...  more »
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