Historic Information

The Cuckolds Lighthouse was built in ______ on one of two very small islands off Southport’s Cape Newagen. Initially built as a fog signal station, two keepers and their families survived on this wave-swept outpost.

Then & Now

This view of the Cuckolds Light Station was taken when it was under construction.

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Maine's Burnt Island Lighthouse at night with reflection across water

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Maine's Burnt Island Lighthouse at night with reflection across water

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Interactive Hotspots

Press the red star on the photo to the right to learn about each component of the light station.

Burnt postcard

Directions

Burnt Island Light, Southport, ME

The best way to see Burnt Island is aboard a tour boat from Boothbay Harbor or by land from Spruce Point. It is owned by the State of Maine and the grounds are open to the public seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. There is a beach area to the left of the boathouse where a kayak or canoe can be landed. Tours may be offered by the nonprofit organization Keepers of the Burnt Island Light.