Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Mid Coast Maine
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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  • Stayed at Samoset Resort, which is adjacent to the lighthouse walk. Made the 7/8-mile walk out to the lighthouse. Beautiful views of Rockland harbor, the lighthouse, sail boats and the Bay. Took great...  more »
  • Even if the lighthouse itself is not one of the best, but the aprox 2 km walking across the breakwater was an unique and awesome experience!  more »
  • We were here on a very nice warm fall Saturday and enjoyed the walk out to the lighthouse. Views were spectacular.  more »

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