Welcome to the Maine Lighthouse 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, home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation is located at One Park Drive in Rockland overlooking Rockland Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Parking is Free at the Trade Winds Motor Inn across the street while you are visiting the museum.



MLM

SAVE THE DATE:
OCTOBER 20TH AT 7:00 PM
AT THE MUSEUM,
ONE PARK DRIVE, ROCKLAND

"The art and science of
maritime search and rescue"
Free and Open to the Public

"The Art and Science of Maritime Search and Rescue" with Captain David Gardner, Ph.D., Captain, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Marine Biology
Maine Maritime Academy

What happens when a Mayday call is received, or a vessel is reported overdue? Search and Rescue teams have to sort through complex and often incomplete information, balance risk and capability, and choose the best assets in order to develop a mission that is most likely to succeed. We employ everything from complex mathematical models to “gut sense.” This talk will take the audience into the world of SAR planning and give them a hand at developing a case.


LOVE LIGHTHOUSES AND MARITIME HISTORY?

MLM Once you pass through these doors at One Park Drive in Rockland, Maine you will enter the Maine Lighthouse Museum, home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life-saving and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation, founded by the late CWO4 Ken Black.

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 museum is now open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Parking is Free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street while you are visiting. Rockland is an official Coast Guard City and all members of the U.S. Coast Guard, active and retired are admitted Free.

For more information about the museum, to become a member, make a donation or volunteer, call 207 594-3301 or Like Us on Facebook.



WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL 3'X4' PHOTO ON CANVAS
OF THE FIRST ORDER FRESNEL LENS
AT THE UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE IN OREGON.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW AT THE MUSEUM OR CALL 207 594-3301
MLM The Umpqua River Light has a unique signature red flash, followed by two white flashes during a 15 second interval. The brilliant red color comes from the pure gold that was added to the molten glass by the famous French glassmakers Barbiere & Cie. The lens itself has 616 hand cut prisms, with 24 bullseyes. It stands 9 feet 7 inches tall and is 6 feet 2 inches wide. It weighs 2 tons. The original kerosene lamps that lit the light were replaced by electricity in the 1930's. The light is now powered by a 1,000 watt bulb that can be seen 20 miles out to sea. Thanks to Ron & MJ Foster, friends of the museum for donating this beautiful photo on canvas! For more information call 207 594-3301

The tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20. and all funds raised will help support the mission of the museum.




BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS BY MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER BMC STAN METCALF FOR SALE TO BENEFIT THE MUSEUM


   



Latest Reviews from TripAdvisor

"Great little Museum."
June, 2017
Reviewed by Mainelytravel
As someone who is a docent at a lighthouse in So Maine I was totally impressed with this facility. Even for someone who only has casual interest in Lighthouses this is great stop.I think they have done an exemplary job of putting forth information on all aspects of the lighthouse history and its way of life.

"lighthouse history"
June 2017
Reviewed by tmr1885
There is lots of information, some amazing artifacts and it's quite charming how they are displayed and explained. Also very friendly and helpful staff.

"Very interesting"
Apr 28, 2017
Reviewed by Karen HV
We enjoyed the history packed museum and learned a lot about the different types of Fresnel lenses used in lighthouses.



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.


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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