- Herrick Cove 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 is owned by the State of New Hampshire's Marine Patrol Bureau
and is maintained by the Lake
Sunapee Protection Association. Herrick Cove Lighthouse was
refurbished in 1965 and more repairs were done in 1983 after some
damage by ice.
- Local painter Paul Johnson has donated his time to
repainting one of the three lighthouses each year.
- In October 2003 the lighthouse was lifted by helicopter
off its base for another thorough renovation. When the tower was lifted
it briefly was dunked in the lake as it turned out it weighed more than
had been expected, but it was quickly lifted to safety in the yard of
Court Cross, chair of the Lake
Sunapee Protection Association's lighthouse committee. The crib
base was overhauled and the outer wooden panels of the lighthouse were
replaced by maintenance-free panels. The tower's appearance remained
- This lighthouse can be viewed from the deck of the public
tour boat Mt. Sunapee II.