Owls Head Lighthouse
(Maine, USA)












Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
This photo shows the lovely view from the tower area of the lighthouse. Very steep stairs to climb.
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Snow W. Frost

November 1999
Photograph by
Thomas Mitchell
Photograph by
Paul C. Rezendes
Photograph by
Barbara Nelson Cheek
Photograph by
Tracy Ann Ecker





Owls Head Lighthouse is a short, stubby lighthouse only 20 feet tall, yet stands 100 feet above the water. It began service in 1825, and it is one of the oldest existing towers in Maine. An electronic pure tone fog signal warns the mariner of Owls Head when the weather becomes "thick". A fixed 4th order lens is still in use in the lantern room. The Owl's Head Lighthouse got its name due to the fact that from the water the point looks like an owl's head with two caves serving as the eyes.

There is a parking lot near the station and visitors may tour the grounds. One thing to note, is that there is a considerable walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse--not an easy task for physically challenged persons. Although the stairs leading up to the lighthouse are very steep, the view from the top is truly breathtaking. The keeper's house is occupied by a Coast Guard family.

***Directions: From U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston/Rockland, turn south onto ME 73 and continue about two miles, turning left onto North Shore Drive. Go about 2.5 miles, turning left just past the Owl's Head Post Office, onto Maine Street. Continue to Lighthouse Road and turn left; the road becomes a dirt road and leads to a parking area.

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