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Address: Cape Porpoise, ME

Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as...

Built in 1880, this 25-foot lighthouse flashes white every six seconds as it stands guard over Cape Porpoise Harbor.

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Goat Island Light House

Had a great view of this from Cape Porpoise . I have a good zoom on my camera so was able to get a good shot of it. From the Pier.

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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756 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a great view of this from Cape Porpoise . I have a good zoom on my camera so was able to get a good shot of it. From the Pier.

Thank Dibird50
Mesquite, Nevada
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The really great shots of the lighthouse were taken at sunset with waves crashing in the scene. (I bought the post card) One of the few remaining historical lighthouses before electronics took over the job.

Thank NCC4321
Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We enjoy the Maine lighthouses. Lots of history. Beautiful scenery. Would encourage all to see. Worth your time.

Thank Lstack4
Tinley Park, IL
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We rented kayaks and paddled out to the island. The lighthouse keepers were great hosts and let us tour the island the lighthouse.

1 Thank Jason_Tinley_Park
Jasper, Indiana, Usa
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a couple photos after drinks at the Ramp bar and grill. Beautiful location with a couple nice restaurants nearby. Decent parking, not great.

Thank kprumfelt
Andover, New Jersey
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

You can see the Lighthouse from in front of the Pier 77 Restaurant. What a beautiful view especially when the sun is setting. It is a not to miss site. Just beautiful!

Thank smithjrs
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Rent a kayak and head out! This lighthouse and its keeper are a delight. The harbor is beautiful - you do have to provide your own transportation out to the island.

Thank Hosea63
Santa Barbara, California
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A classic Maine light station just off of Cape Porpoise (you could walk to it at very low tide). It is maintained, I believe, by the Kennebunkport Conservancy. We had the privilege of touring the facility on a foggy August evening. If you ever get a chance to do so, just do it. A highlight of our summer in Maine.

Thank 76sbca
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We drove out boat up and walked around the grounds. The lighthouse keeper was very friendly and gave us recommendations of local fare. Great trip!

Thank Alecia C
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Take a ride over to pier 77 in Cape Porpoise.It offers a beautiful view of the bay and the Goat Island Lighthouse.It is a working pier where you can see the lobsters brought in daily as well as the crabs.the views are what you would come to Maine for

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