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MAINE ATTRACTIONS - LIGHTHOUSES
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Baker Island Bass Harbor Bluehill Bay
Boon Island Browns Head Burnt Island
Cape Elizabeth Cape Neddick Curtis Island
Deer Island / Mark Island Dice Head Doubling Point
Eagle Island Egg Rock Fort Point
Goat Island Goose Rocks Grindle Points
Heron Neck Indian Island Kennebec River Range
Marshall Point Matinicus Rock Monhegan Island
Moose Peak Mt. Desert Rock Owls Head
Pemaquid Point Perkins Island Petit Manan
Pond Island Portland Breakwater Portland Head
Prospect Harbor Ram Island Ram Island Ledge
Rockland Breakwater Rockland Harbor Southwest Seguin Island
Spring Point Ledge Squirrel Point Tenants Harbor
Two Bush Island West Quoddy Whitehead
Monhegan Island Light
Monhegan Island, located 10 miles off the coast, is historically known as the first point sighted on most transatlantic voyages and as a well-known landmark for seafarers. It was only logical that a lighthouse would be located on the island. The first granite lighthouse would be located on the island. The first granite lighthouse was built near the center of the island, at its highest elevation, in 1824.

Reportedly more than 600 varieties of wildflowers can be found on Monhegan, with more than 200 bird species logged. The island also has become a summer art colony, and has, in past years, attracted writers, naturalists and artists including Andrew and Jaamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, George Bellows and Andrew Winter.

Although Monhegan Island must be reached by boat from Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor or Port Clyde, it is still a popular destination for those seeking an island that seems trapped in time.

Directions:
Monhegan Island is reached by boat from Boothbay Harbor, New Harbor or Port Clyde.

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