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.


BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING - "LIGHT ON JIB ISLAND" BY JAN GILLEY

SUNDAY, JULY 25TH, 12:00-3:00pm AT THE MUSEUM
ONE PARK DRIVE IN ROCKLAND

Winner in the Pre-teen Fiction category in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award. As a former islander whose roots are in the Maine coast, I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in Light on Jib Island. This book focuses on a Maine lighthouse keeper’s family, especially on a young teenage daughter’s experience, during the 1920s, before people even thought of automated lighthouses. We read, and vicariously experience life on an isolated island. Twelve-year-old Elizabeth carries out responsibilities that few of us expect of today’s young teenagers. Here, we weather storms, a wreck, illness, family joys and trials, a beloved grandmother’s death, all without most of the conveniences we now take for granted (although there is a telephone - for emergencies only). We learn specifically of the workings of a lighthouse and of the enormous commitment of lighthouse keepers to the safety of men and women at sea.

While this book was written with young teens in mind, anyone who loves the rugged Maine coast would enjoy this historical novel. Author Jan Gilley bases this book on her own family lore and imagines herself as a girl on the cusp of adulthood in a very challenging situation. I am sure that were I reading this as a twelve-year-old today, this would become a treasured part of my library, to be read over and over again.

Beth Harmon, Co-Author Chimney Pond Tales
The museum is located at One Park Drive in Rockland and Parking is Free at the Trade Winds Motor Inn across the street. For more information call the museum at 207 594-3301.


JOHN MOCK CONCERT TO BENEFIT MAINE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

FRIDAY, JULY 25TH AT 7:00 PM AT THE MUSEUM
ONE PARK DRIVE IN ROCKLAND
ADMISSION IS ONLY $12.00 PER PERSON


John Mock is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.
John shares this heritage with audiences everywhere through his elegant and unique concert presentations, and his solo CDs, The Day At Sea, and The Keeper’s Companion. Concert audiences enjoy John’s casual narration and storytelling, which enliven the characters and places upon which the music is based. In addition to solo concerts that feature his music, John also presents a multimedia concert that includes his own photography projected onto a screen behind him, providing a beautiful backdrop for the music. The Day At Sea and The Keeper’s Companion can be found in maritime shops throughout New England and along the both coasts, as well as at all major online retailers.
A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, John’s work has taken him around the world. Widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, he has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by orchestras throughout America and abroad, including the London Symphony, the National Symphony and the symphonies of Atlanta and Nashville. John’s credits as a composer and performer include commissions from the Nashville Chamber Orchestra with appearances as a featured soloist in a number of NCO concerts and recordings.
For more information on John Mock, his concerts or his recordings, please visit www.johnmock.com or contact Brian Horner at Sound Artist Support – (615) 364-7656 – bhorner@soundartistsupport.com.
PARKING IS FREE AT THE TRADE WINDS MOTOR INN ACROSS THE STREET.
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CALL THE MUSEUM AT 207 594-3301


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 www.mainelighthousemuseum.org. 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.




HARBOUR LIGHTS LIGHTHOUSES FOR SALE TO BENEFIT MAINE LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM - CALL TODAY TO RESERVE YOURS!

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!
American Shoal, Florida $99
East Brother, California (2) $90
Fort Point California $50
Saint Clair Michigan $68
Great Captain Connecticut $66
New London Connecticut (2) $77
Point Pinos $70
Round Island Michigan $85
Saugerties New York $40
Umpaqua River Oregon $60
Chicago Harbor Illinois $73
Gray's Harbor Washington $78
Hillsboro Inlet Florida $133
Horton Point New York $75
Ida Lewis Rock Rhode Island $60
Jeffery's Hook New York (2) $68
Big Sable Point Michigan $70
Cape Elizabeth Maine $75
Eldred Rock Alaska $65
Goat Island Maine $75
Haig Point South Carolina $75
Sankey Head Massachusetts $68
Sapelo Island Georgia (2) $60
Sequin Island Georgia $67
Sister Island New York $68
Barnegat New Jersey $45
Key West Florida $65
Middle Island Michigan $74
New Presque Isle Michigan $60
Edgartown Massachusetts $35
Hooper Strait Maryland $80
Rose Island Rhode Island $125
Saint Helena Michigan $79
Wisconsin Point Wisconsin (2) $65
Cheboygan Crib Michigan (2) $65
Michigan City Pier Indiana $35
Wauugoshance Michigan $85
Fisgard Victoria BC $69
Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia $40
Los Angeles California $63




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!

Volunteers
 

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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