These beautiful Maine fixtures are even very special to those that live here year-round!

In 1789, the U.S. Congress adopted a resolution to provide upkeep to certain lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers.  Thus, National Lighthouse Day was established!

We all have our favorite Maine lighthouses that we break out the camera for.  Here is some of ours!

The Owls Head Light at historic Owls Head State Park, it's always worth a visit!

Down the coast from Owls Head is the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol. It's the lighthouse featured on the Maine State quarter!

The Portland Head Light located at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Certainly one of the most picturesque and most visited lighthouses in the state!

In the same neck of the woods is the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.  Walk the breakwater out to this unique lighthouse that shines onto Portland Harbor and Casco Bay!

The Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse!  Just about everyone has walked the half-mile breakwater out into the harbor just to stand beside this beauty!

The lighthouse at Quoddy Head State Park just four miles past Lubec is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, and the park is certainly worth the trip to beautiful Washington County!

Quoddy Head State Park photo by DJ Fred

The Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is part of Acadia National Park, and because of that is probably one of the most visited places in the State! Downeasters are proud to call it our own!

Make the trip Downeast through Gouldsboro to the Prospect Harbor Lighthouse!  It's gated, so you won't be able to get up close and personal, but there's a great vantage point from the other side of this wonderful harbor that's loaded with boats!

DJ Fred photo