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Burnt Island Light Station

Entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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Type: Lighthouses, Tours
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Scotia, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The lighthouse and island are lovely and the volunteers have coordinated a wonderful tour, full of info and history. The down side is...especially at low tide, the ramp from the boat dock is a challenge to anyone who has trouble walking - nearly vertical. I was concerned that my hubby was going to "go into the drink". Then the hike... More

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Augusta
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I spent three days on the island for a writer's workshop. The sight, sounds, smell and touch if this small island are refreshing. Treat yourself to a visit.

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137 reviews 137 reviews
42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Friends and I took a trip from the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Brought our lunch to the island and was able to walk around the grounds to see what this place is like. Met with the caretakers. A must see for lighthouse lovers!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Wonderful location. Great, realistic interpreters of a lighthouse keeper and his family life on the island

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Howey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Like it all. The real deal when it comes to lighthouses and how they were manned. Facinating local history. You also have the run of the place which is very nice.

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orlando
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286 reviews 286 reviews
63 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This was open lighthouse week end, and we lucked out as we were able to not only look at the lighthouse, but climb up and view from the top. Also, we were able to tour the keepers house, and have a guide in character, tell us about how life was to live there. It was simply great. Beautiful views and... More

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NE PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a quiet little island where you could sit all day and watch the world go by - and boats too! You can get there only by boat, there is a donation box as you enter, and if you go "off season" like we did, you may be the only ones there. The lightkeepers house had the furnishings in... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was a little taste of the old days. Not just because the re-enactors gave us a dramatic monologue about the life of a light house keeper and his family, but because you got the distinct impression that a kid growing up in Boothbay Harbor can still live the wholesome existence of the 50's and 60's. What a great summer... More

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Ellington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

There's a little beach on the side of the island facing the Spruce Point Inn...it's FULL of sea glass. We spent hours out there and came home with bags and bags of it.

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Auburn, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

WE visited twice - once by boat and once by kayak to see the lighthouse, hike, peek at the osprey nest and search for seaglass. A $3 donation (5 per family) was extremely reasonable for all the work of the staff to make this available to the public. Well worth a visit for kids/families or adults.

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