Location: Entrance to Muscongus Bay and John Bay;
Nearest town: Bristol
43 50 12 N
69 30 21 W
Station established: 1827; Present lighthouse built:
1835; Automated: 1934
Construction material: Stone
Height of tower: 38 feet; Height of focal plane: 79
Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1856)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Click here to see Pemaquid Point
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house,
1896 oil house, fog bell tower (reconstructed 1992)
Accessibility: From US Route 1 in Damariscotta,
take ME 130 south to Bristol (about 14.5 miles). The route
leads to the parking lot (small fee) at Pemaquid Point.
The grounds and keeper's house are owned and managed
by the Town of Bristol. There is a museum in the keeper's house:
The Fishermen's Museum
A one-bedroom apartment in the keeper's house is available
for weekly vacation rentals; click
here for details.
The lighthouse tower is licensed to:
You can call vice president Bob Kline at (207) 677-3499
or email email@example.com
especially for group visits and special events.
- Volunteers of the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
(a chapter of the American
Lighthouse Foundation) manage the tower only.
- Volunteers open the tower in season (Memorial
Day to Columbus Day) to the public every day from 10:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The tower might be closed on rainy days or if there
are no volunteers available. There is no charge to climb
the tower but donations are appreciated.
- To join the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
or make a donation to the group, contact:
- Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
- PO Box 353
- Bristol, ME 04539-0353
- Or call president Marty Welt at (207) 563-2739, or