Maine is a place of many lighthouses. Its rugged shore is home to more than 60 lighthouses. They are located on rocky ledges and on barren islands and are some of the world’s most isolated navigational stations.
The breakwater was built as a protective measure for Rockland’s harbor. The breakwater itself became a hazard to navigation so the lighthouse was built on the breakwater in 1902. The breakwater extends 4346 feet from the shore. The lighthouse tower is 25 feet from the base and is visible for up to 17 miles.