HARBOUR LIGHTS TOUR
JULY 10 - 13, 2003 Tour #710HL
Our tour begins in Augusta at the Civic Center at 7:45 am. Our first lighthouse stop will be to the Pemaquid Light. This lighthouse sits on a unique rock formation that reflects the result of pounding waves in strong storms. It offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the Maine Coast. The Keeper's House is now a Fisherman's Museum operated by the town of Bristol.
After lunch at Miller's Lobster in Spruce Head, we will cruise the bay at Port Clyde where we will view 4 more lighthouses: Marshall Point, the lighthouse featured in the movie "Forrest Gump"; Tenants Harbor Light, known to the residents as "Jamie Wyeth's" place; Whitehead Light and Two Bush Light. Then it's on to Owl's Head Lighthouse. The Keeper's House here is occupied by a Coast Guard family. A short walk will take you right up to the light.
Our hotel and dinner that evening will be in the Rockland area.
Our day begins at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The lighthouse is owned by the city of Rockland and is leased to The Friends of Rockland Breakwater, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation. The Friends group is raising money to restore the lighthouse. A walk along the breakwater, 0.8 miles long, will take you directly to the light. We will be able to take a look inside this lighthouse.
On our way downeast we will stop for lunch in Lincolnville then it's on to the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. This lighthouse is among the most accessible and photographed in Maine. A Sunset Dinner Cruise has been planned for the evening. We will spend the night at a hotel in Bar Harbor.
Another exciting day will take us on a Whale Watch to Petit Manan Island and the Petit Manan Lighthouse (shown here). The Island was named by an explorer Samuel de Champlain because it reminded him of Grand Manan to the northeast. Manan comes from the Micmac Indian word for "island out to sea". This is the second tallest light in Maine. The Island is a breeding colony for Atlantic Puffins. On our cruise to the Island we may encounter, not only whales & puffins, but other wildlife including seals, eagles, porpoises & dolphins. We will pass by the Eggrock Lighthouse. You will definately want your camera on this trip.
After lunch we will tour the loop around Cadillac Mountain, stopping at Thunder Hole, the gift shop and more.
Dinner that evening will be a Lobster Bake after which we will take in the Bar Harbor Lumberjack show.
Today we will go to Castine, home of the Maine Maritime Academy and to the Dice Head Light. Our last lighthouse will be to the Ft. Point Lighthouse in Stockton Springs.
Cost of this tour is: Single..$875. - Couple..$1449. - Child in same room with parents..$495.
A registeration fee of $300. must be paid before reservation is made with the balance due 60 days prior to the tour.