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Seguin Island and Lighthouse

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Melo-Dee C wrote a review Sep 2
Marion, Indiana39 contributions12 helpful votes
This is my favorite lighthouse in Maine. Over the years we’ve tried to visit as many as possible. This one has beautiful rock formations from every angle. The man talking in the museum was so friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ellen M wrote a review Sep 2019
Medford, Massachusetts5 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I recently visited The Seguin Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse, museum and staff were terrific - knowledgeable and welcoming. The term "ferry" is a bit of a misnomer.I think of ferries as a dock to dock experience. Without previous knowledge, we were told halfway to the island that we needed to get into a dinghy and then wade to the shore. Once at the shore, we then had to climb about 20 feet up a slick and very rocky coast to get to a set of stairs to get to the trails. I have a knee replacement and fell several times, breaking a toe and injuring my wrist. The young man, Brook, who rowed the dinghy, did not try to help me, or even ask if I was ok. On the ferry trip back, no staff asked if I was injured. So if you are over 55, in any way physically challenged or lacking in balance, Do Not Take this trip!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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lindymae wrote a review Aug 2019
Denver, CO269 contributions220 helpful votes
You get everything - A rustic dock, historic fort, laid-back locals, a beautiful boat ride, hiking on an island, lighthouse tour, and picnic lunch opportunities with spectacular views. (There were even a wild blackberry or two to pop in my mouth.) If you only have one day in Maine (which would be a shame) you can't beat this trip. Make reservations ahead. I called 24 hours before and got the last two seats (cash only, pay on the boat.) There is no sign on the dock at Popham to indicate this is where the boat will meet you, but if you are parked next to the historic fort, you are in the right spot. (There is a portapotty next to fort if you need it before getting on the boat.) To top off your Maine experience stop by Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant on your way home (10 minutes away.) It's a rustic, hidden gem.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Familyman600 wrote a review Jul 2019
Quakertown, Pennsylvania36 contributions30 helpful votes
We thought it was well worth the time to visit Sequin Island and the Lighthouse. Getting into Captain Ethan's boat from the dock, down the ladder in low tide, was probably the most challenging part -- but everyone made it safely. The boat ride was enjoyable - we even saw some seals in the harbor. To get onto the island requires shuttling from the boat via a dingy. Then the last step or two from the dingy onto the island is in the water. There is a restroom at the island, and then there are several different hiking trails, one of which leads to the lighthouse. It is up the hill to the top of the island. The volunteer lighthouse keeper gives a tour of the lighthouse, and you can climb to the top and walk around the outside on the platform. There is a museum in the lighthouse, including many pictures from past lighthouse keepers, and a small gift shop. We took a picnic lunch along and enjoyed eating it overlooking the cove. We would definitely do this excursion again.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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MasterMaineGuide wrote a review Jul 2018
Brunswick, Maine519 contributions61 helpful votes
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Maintained by the Friends of Seguin Lighthouse this is worth the boat ride. Only open late May to early October visitors are treated to a personal tour and history by the summer caretakers. You can come by your own boat or book a trip with Capt. Ernie. The views are amazing on a clear day and play with you on figgy ones. If you do come out from the Kennebec river you'll pass by Pond Lighthouse as well. You can't stop there.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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