The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine

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.

The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine

SKU: 2062
  • Written by Ted Panayotoff

    Binding: Softcover

    Pages: 170

    Genre: Guidebook

    Ages: All

    ISBN: 978-1-939017-62-8

    Publication Date: Softcover 2015

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.0 x 0.38

    Shipping Weight: 0.63 lbs.


  • 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 currently overseeing the rehabilitation of the Oswego lighthouse in New York. A former resident and inn owner in Camden, Panayotoff currently offers lighthouse tours on-board the Schooner Mary Day in the summer. He has received numerous honors from the American Lighthouse Foundation, including the Len Hadley Volunteerism Award.