Ogunquit Maine Lighthouse Challenge : The Best Lighthouses in Southern Maine

A trip to the coast of Maine would not be complete without a visit to one of our historic lighthouses.  Southern Maine is home to a few of our favorites and we’re curious to see if you can guess which ones they are.  Can you name these three lighthouses?

#1 This Maine lighthouse was built on an island and first lit July 1, 1879.  Its signal can range up to 13 nautical miles in clear weather and it’s one of the most photographed and visited lighthouses in all of American. Voyager II was sent to space with a picture of this stunning Maine lighthouse.

#2 In 1948 this small Maine lighthouse was built to hide a water treatment pump.  Today it’s seen by thousands of visitors a year as they stroll along Maine’s rocky coast to enjoy the breathtaking views.  With four webcams attached you can enjoy the views from this small lighthouse at home all year long.

#3 Commissioned by George Washington this Maine lighthouse holds plenty of history; it was first lit January 10, 1791 and is the states oldest Lighthouse.  Set adjacent what was formerly known as Fort Preble – a tremendous military asset protecting Maine’s largest city during World War II.

At our hotel in Ogunquit Maine we’re lighting the way for your perfect vacation!  Our staff is eager to help and ensure your stay is one to remember, here are a few of their stories:

Michelle was at the front desk one morning when a guest came down looking for her mother.  Michelle offered to call the guests room from the front desk so the two could talk.  Come to find out she was just looking to wish her a happy birthday.  Michelle had a happy birthday card and a box of chocolates sent to the guests room during housekeeping service as a thank you for sharing her special day at our Ogunquit hotel

Crystal was filling the vending machine when a boy came up and asked how much a candy bar cost.  She told him and he said he would be back as he needed one more quarter.  She pulled a quarter out of her pocket so he could enjoy a treat.

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