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Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • This was a neat experience to walk a mile out into the ocean/bay on huge stone blocks. Unfortunately, once you get all the way out there, there's not really enough room to "back up" and take a photo o...  more »
  • Wonderful Walk on water - actually giant cut stones - to view the surroundings of Rockland from the water. Nice views of the Camden Hills.  more »
  • A nice, quiet 2 mile round trip walk on the break wall. Lobster boats were working traps just off the wall. Bring good, hard soled shoes and watch for gaps in the rocks and tripping hazards.  more »

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