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The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine

Guide book, softcover, 170 pages, 5.5 x 7

ISBN: 978-1-939017-62-8

Availability: In stock


About this Book:

The allure of Maine lighthouses attracts thousands of visitors and enthusiasts each year. From the northernmost outpost of Whitlock Mills Light to Grindle Point Light on Islesboro, to the southern beacon of Cape Neddick (Nubble) Light—one of the most scenic and most photographed lighthouses in the world, boasting more than 250,000 visitors annually—a total of sixty-four existing lighthouses dot the bold coast and rugged islands of Maine. The Islandport Guide to Maine Lighthouses celebrates the longstanding history and importance of each lighthouse, as well as its modern-day use and accessibility. A special section for mariners details the sea approach to twenty-two lighthouses. Gorgeous four-color photography by photographer Courtney Thompson, combined with vintage postcard imagery, make this guidebook as handsome as it is useful.


  • up-to-date descriptions
  • directions to each destination
  • GPS coordinates
  • checklist
  • relevant resource information on surrounding attractions that will help you make the most of your visit.
Islandport Lighthouse Guide to Maine

The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine reaches Portland Press Herald Bestseller List

On September 20, 2015, Ted Panayotoff's The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine reached the Portland Press Herald's bestseller list. The list was complied according to sales at Nonesuch Books and Stationery. Panayotoff is in good company among authors such as The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.

5 Questions with "Lighthouses in Maine" Author Ted Panayotoff

We strive to publish beautiful books that highlight the essence of New England. Our latest endeavor, "The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine" by lighthouse historian Ted Panayotoff, does just that. You'll find color photos and vintage postcards, a special section on lighthouses where travelers can spend the night, and thanks to Ted, all kinds of helpful information on the 64 lighthouses that dot the bold coast and rugged islands of Maine.

Ted, who is also an outstanding American Lighthouse Foundation volunteer and guide, talked to us about his passion for lighthouses and shared a few stories of his experiences. 


Ted Panayotoff

About this Author

Lighthouse historian and outstanding American Lighthouse Foundation volunteer and guide, Ted Panayotoff has been instrumental in bringing Maine’s Rockland Breakwater Light back to its former glory, and is curren



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