- Burkehaven Light is one of three lighthouses built on
beautiful Lake Sunapee in the 1890s in an effort to improve the safety
of steamboat travel. The builders were the Woodsum Brothers, who ran
the steamships that traversed the lake in its heyday as a resort.
- The lighthouse was destroyed by ice in 1935. In 1983 the
Lake Sunapee Protective Association raised funds and rebuilt the
lighthouse. By 1994 the crib on which the lighthouse stands had again
been badly damaged by ice and had to be rebuilt again.
- The lighthouse is owned by the State of New Hampshire's Marine Patrol Bureau
and is maintained by the Lake
Sunapee Protection Association. It can be viewed from the deck
of the public tour boat Mt.