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Seguin Island and Lighthouse

Box 866, Bath, ME 04530
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Bath
Type: Islands, Lighthouses
Description: An island off of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Seguin has the tallest lighthouse in Maine which is also one of the oldest in the United States.
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Hooksett NH
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent the better part of a beautiful day by visiting the Sequin Lighthouse. Seguin is the highest lighthouse in New England in terms of height aboove the water line. It's a beautiful island with trails, a museum and of course, a tour of the lighthouse. This lighthouse is staffed by two folks from May 15 to Labor Day. The... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

a lovely way to spend the day. Boat leaves from the wharf at the fort at Popham Beach. Know that you will have to transfer from the boat to a dinghy when you get to the island's "harbor" to make it to the beach. Ethan is an exceptional captain, well-skilled and knowledge-able.

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Bath, ME
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not all of our visitors have the time to spend the majority of a day on this trip, but we go as often as possible. We take our own boat to the dock at Popham so we don't have to park a car (and it takes the same time as the drive from Bath) and board Ethan's comfy boat for... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Take the Seguin Island Ferry from Fort Popham. It is a 30 minute ride, $30 round trip. Then you get a dinghy ride to the beach and then walk a steep trail to the lighthouse. (The only drawback to the whole visit is that it is not accessible for wheelchair users.) The working lighthouse is open Memorial Day to Labor... More

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Cambridge MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

From the shore line, it looks like such a tiny little island with only the light house & keepers cottage but taking the ferry out & finding 64 acres of lush green island in the middle of the Atlantic was truly a surprise. The boat ride over was beautiful & the dingy launch to shore was fun. The carefully tended... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We visited many lighthouses while in Maine (touring the coast). This Lighthouse was one of many that we enjoyed seeing. We got some good pictures but did not actually go to the island.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I went to this place a long time ago and it was during winter. I was invited to a friends house so obiously was not my intention to be at almost 0 degrees :). I just remember that the view was nice and I had the oportunity to see the sunset. The cold was aweful but loved the moon light

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Aarhus, Denmark
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

If you are visiting Mid-Coast Maine during the summer and you are close to the area south of Bath, the half day excursion to the island of Seguin off the coast at Popham is well worth considering. Seguin is a rather small but significant island covering 64 acres and rising 140 feet above the sea. The island is uninhabited but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews 193 reviews
59 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This past Saturday (Open Lighthouse Day) I awoke in West Bath remembering it was open lighthouse day...and in minutes we found the number for Seguin Charters and Ferry (Fish n' Trips I think is how they advertise) and like that we were off and running. Flash forward 2 hours later and we are just reaching the island...and to our surprise,... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

I charted a boat from Popham near the Fort with 3 of my 4 children. Stayed on the Island for a couple of hours. No one else was there, but us and the nice young couple the were tending the light house. We had a Fantastic time. We hike all around the Island and light house. The View was Awesome!... More

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