artifacts The Maine Lighthouse Museum needs your help! Please donate here on GoFundMe and ask your friends and family to do the same! We need to keep Ken Black's legacy alive! This is an urgent appeal, if you love lighthouses and their history we need your help to continue to preserve our world-class collection of lighthouse and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts. This year we will mark our 10th Anniversary but only with your help! GOFUNDME

Urgent Financial Appeal for the Maine Lighthouse Museum

burst pipe A burst pipe in the ceiling of the heating/cooling system at the Maine Lighthouse Museum on January 8th has caused substantial damaged to sections of the museum. Parts of the ceiling collapsed and water flooded sections of some rooms. The early 4 am discovery of the burst pipe by the Police Department, which occupies the lower section of the building, prevented what could have been a major catastrophe.
While insurance will cover some of the damage, it will not cover it all. Fortunately, no artifacts were damaged, but damage to the building is substantial. Plus, the 1960s boiler will need to be replaced. All of this is devastating to the already financially strapped museum.
We all know how important the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to the lighthouse cause in the United States and they need your help now. Lighthouse Digest is appealing to its followers and the general public to step to the plate and make an urgent donation now.

Donations can be made by mail to:
Maine Lighthouse Museum
P.O. Box 1116
Rockland, ME 04841


Community Matters More Voting 2015
With your help, we will give wisely to your community. A total of 68 grants will be awarded, including the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 20 write-in vote recipients (at least two write-ins per region). The top vote-getting organizations in each region, including write-ins, will each receive $5,000. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000. You may submit one (1) ballot - paper or online - with up to three (3) votes. Votes may be for organizations on the ballot, write-ins, or a combination of both, but cannot total more than three. Duplicate ballots will be removed.
Voters must be Maine residents.
To be eligible, write-in nominations must be for registered 501(c)(3) organizations and be open to all (nonsectarian). Please see our write-in guidelines.
Online voting ends February 28, 2015 at 11:59.59 pm.

Welcome to the Maine Lighthouse Museum!

The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland is home to the largest collection of lighthouse and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation. Please consider making a Pledge of Support to the museum.

The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Museum is to educate the public regarding the long standing traditions, heroism and progress of America's Lighthouse and Lifesaving services and the United States Coast Guard through the conservation and interpretation of the nation's most significant collection of lighthouse and lifesaving artifacts. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland, Maine, the heart of the Midcoast. From sparkling lenses to heartwarming stories of the keepers and their families, the Maine Lighthouse Museum is truly America's lighthouse museum.

The museum is now closed for our winter break. We would like to thank all of our friends and supporters for helping us to have a successful year! We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the museum when we re-open in March. We are happily planning our 10th Anniversary Celebration in June.

ken blackWe are graciously asking that businesses and individuals consider making a pledge of support to the museum. A pledge may be a one-time gift, or the gift can be scheduled to be paid out over a period of time. Informational packets are available to interested organizations and people who would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of the hard work and achievements that have occurred at MLM. We truly are "America's Lighthouse Destination," and we need the financial support of many, both locally and nationally, to remain the caretakers of the largest and most significant public collection of lighthouse artifacts in the United States. A pledge form can be downloaded on the website, and Dot Black, Interim Director, would be happy to answer any questions regarding how your contributed funds will be put to work. As a non-profit, any and all contributions to the Maine Lighthouse Museum are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

You may donate, join the museum and/or make a pledge online on our website at For more information you may call Museum Director Dot Black at 207 975-9690 or call the museum at 207 594-3301 and leave a message.


The Maine Lighthouse Museum has an assortment of Harbour Lights Lighthouse Replicas that we are offering on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in purchasing any of the following lights which are no longer being produced just call the museum at 207 594-3301 and leave a message with your name and number and the lighthouse(s) that you desire to purchase. You may also call Museum Director Dot Black at 207 975-9690 for more information. This is a great opportunity to pick up some beautiful lighthouse replicas and help the museum at the same time. All proceeds will go directly to the museum. If you would like to make an additional donation, the museum is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The lighthouses are available for the listed prices plus shipping and handling. Don't wait as these are sure to go quickly!
East Brother, California (2) $90
Cape Mears Oregon $70
Great Captain Connecticut $66
New London Connecticut (2) $77
Point Pinos $70
Round Island Michigan $85
Chicago Harbor Illinois $73
Gray's Harbor Washington $78
Horton Point New York $75
Ida Lewis Rock Rhode Island $60
Jeffery's Hook New York (2) $68
Big Sable Point Michigan $70
Goat Island Maine $75
Sankey Head Massachusetts $68
Sapelo Island Front Range Georgia (2) $60
Sister Island New York $68
Middle Island Michigan $74
New Presque Isle Michigan $60
Middle Island Michigan $74
Rose Island Rhode Island $125
Saint Helena Michigan $79
Wisconsin Point Wisconsin (2) $78
Cheboygan Crib Michigan $65
Michigan City Pier Indiana $62
Seven Foot Knoll Maryland $60
North Point WI $65
Split Rock MI (2) $66
Biloxi MI $60
Cape Canaveral FL $80
Toledo Harbor Ohio $75
St Joseph North Pier MI $60
LA Harbor CA $60
Fort Niagara NY $65
Eddy Stone England $99
Sand Island Ala $70
Hillsboro FL $125
Mahota Pagoda China $85
Concord Point Maryland $66
Nauset Beach MA
Wind Point WI $78
Colchester Reef Vermont $75
Thomas Point Maryland $98
New Canal Louisiana $65
Point Allerton MA $79
Lady Lightkeepers Chatham $70
Stonington Harbor CT $70
Windmill Point Vermont $70
Monomoy Point MA $75
Mussell Bed Shoal RI $70
North Block Island RI $74
Front and Rear Range MI $60

The 'Beacon of Light' Campaign - THE BRICKS ARE IN NOW!

Engraved BrickThe Memorial Bricks are now in the ground at the museum and they look great! The bricks are a great way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special life event!

The completion of the East entrance brick walkway to the Museum marks the completion of Phase One of the project. The Phase Two campaign to complete the West Entrance brick walkway has begun.

Having the donor walkway is an exciting addition to the start of the 2012 season. I want to thank all the donors for supporting Phase One of this project. Your continued support is greatly appreciated and without it this project would not have come to fruition.

If you would like to order a memorial brick for the West Entrance walkway just print the form below and send it along with your check for $75 to: Maine Lighthouse Museum, Brick Campaign, One Park Drive, P.O. Box 1116 Rockland, Maine 04841

CLICK HERE to download Buy a Brick Form

Museum Rentals

The museum rooms are available for rental for holiday parties for businesses, organizations and everyone. Rooms are available for 20-150 people and can include tours and presentations. Entertain in a unique setting that will light up the event.

Newly Designed Gift Shop
now open for business.

Join the Maine Lighthouse Museum Today!

We are excited to announce that you can now join or renew your membership to the Maine Lighthouse Museum online! Click here for details and membership benefits!

Call the Maine Lighthouse Museum at 207-594-3301 for more information.

Volunteers Needed!


The Maine Lighthouse Museum is always looking for new volunteers and docents to help with the day to day operation of the museum. We especially need some volunteers to help set up new exhibits in the museum. Even if you can only spare a few hours once or twice a week your help will be greatly appreciated! Please call 207 594-3301 for more information. You will be helping us keep Ken Black's dream alive and at the same time you will be preserving our maritme heritage for future generations to enjoy.

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