GOAT ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE

Cape Porpoise

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 43.3583°  Longitude: -70.4249°

Perched on the southern end of Goat Island, this lighthouse was originally built of split stone and stood 20 feet high. It was replaced in 1859 by the slightly larger painted brick tower that is visible today. Goat Island was the last of the Maine lighthouses to have a U.S. Coast Guard keeper. The light has been restored to its 1950s state by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and visitors can view the lighthouse from Cape Porpoise.

Photo courtesy: Robert Dennis