BOON ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

Boon Island Lighthouse, York Harbor

Boon Island Lighthouse sits on an island east of York Harbor just 14 feet above sea level. At 133 feet in height, it is New England’s tallest lighthouse.

Also, the lighthouse boasts a shipwreck-filled past. This includes the infamous 1710 wreck of the Nottingham Galley, whose crew resorted to cannibalism for survival.

The lighthouse was first erected in 1811 and was later re-built of local granite. The unmanned light is now privately held.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.1214°  Longitude: -70.4764°

Photo courtesy: Charles Cormier