Petit Manan Lighthouse

Milbridge, Maine
Petit Manan Lighthouse is a historic 118-foot tall beacon on Petit Manan Island off Milbridge, Maine. Luckily, it can be viewed from shore.
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Petit Manan Lighthouse is a beautiful and historic lighthouse located on Petit Manan Island off Milbridge, Maine. It can be viewed from the mainland thanks to its height of 118 feet!

Lighthouse Specs
  • Originally Constructed: 1817
  • Current Tower Constructed: 1855
  • First Lit: 1855
  • Construction: Stone
  • Tower Shape: Conical
  • Height: 118 feet
  • Focal Height: 123 feet
  • Markings: Natural granite
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 10 seconds
  • Range: 19 nautical miles
  • Status: Active
  • NRHP Number: 87001879


Address: Petit Manan Island, Milbridge, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 44.367528, -67.864167
Parking GPS Coordinates: 44.367528, -67.864167
Parking Notes: The lighthouse is located a few miles off the mainland so there is no parking availbale. That said, the lighthouse can be viewed from the mainland. Visitors can hike the Hollingsworth Trail at the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Steuben, Maine for a good view of the tower. The lighthouse can be spotted about 2 miles offshore from the point at the half-way point of the trail. It is a one-mile hike to reach the lighthouse viewpoint. Free parking can be found at the trailhead.

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