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“Lights, Lights, Lights.”

Maine Lighthouse Museum
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
East Syracuse, New York
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417 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Lights, Lights, Lights.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

The main theme of the museumis light house lights. All shapes, sizes, small to large, and colors, arranged singly, on tables and on the floor.

Also are service bells, a lifeboat, fog horns, a sailing ship/boat's steering wheel. A replica of the inside of a light house and a fog bell striking machine.

You will find cabinets for the U.S. Coast Guard memorabilia, brass light house items and china. The museum has three models of light houses from the 1850s up to the late 1890s.

A gift shop has any thing that relates to a light house.

Admission is $5.00 adilts. $4.00 seniors. Childred under 12 free.

In season hours are May 31 to November 1,2011. Winter hours are November 7, 20011 to June 1, 2012. Thursday & Friday, 9:00-5:00 PM. Saturday 10:00-4:00 PM.

Parking is permitted across the street in the Trade Winds Motel. Also in the Public Parking Lot at the Harbor Park.

A visit was not on my schedule. When a boat cruise into Rockland Bay was canceled, the museum was just a few steps way.

A visit is worth the time.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

Visited May 2011
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Cortlandt Manor
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“lighthouses galore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Maine has wonderful lighthouses and this display really works. The lens collection is amazing.

Visited January 2012
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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

this is a must do if you plan on attending the Maine Lobster Festival
the place is loaded with lighthouse stuff that you will not see elsewhere in the US

Visited August 2011
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“An awesome collection of Fresnel lenses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

If you are a lighthouse fanatic then visit this small but well done museum. They have a collection of Fresnel lenses that are actually lit up on exhibit. These lenses are true works of art yet have worked in lighthouses for ages. It is hard to comprehend the beauty of these when they are in a working lighthouse so to see them displayed so well in a museum is a true treat. Apparently the museum has a collection that is well respected by collectors and other lighthouse museums as well.

Visited September 2011
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Moosup, Connecticut
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122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Illuminating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

Large collection of memorabilia re to lighthouses and lighthouse keepers. Collection of photos by locals which can be puchased; gift shop and restroom facilities. Walking distance to center of town and public parking. Great view of harbour

Visited July 2011
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