Maine Maritime Museum

‘Lighthouse Legends and Lore’ tour begin Sept. 10

Tours run through Oct. 29
Posted:  Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:00am

Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours are again offering their popular “Lighthouse Legends and Lore” boat excursions, including a landing on Burnt Island and exploration of the haunted lighthouse station (keeper’s house, boat house, tower) there. A portion of the proceeds from the cruises will go to benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse in Southport.

Passengers aboard the Lighthouse Legends and Lore Cruises will see up to seven lighthouses, depending on weather and sea conditions.  Those destinations could also include Doubling Point Light, Hendricks Head Light, Seguin Island Light, Ram Island Light and The Cuckolds.

Guests will learn the stories behind these iconic beacons; about the lives of some of the keepers and their families - daily routines, traditions and hardships, as well as the legends and lore surrounding them. The tours will be guided by Sally Lobkowicz, the mysterious Lady in the Red Cloak from Red Cloak Haunted History Tours.

Participants will return to shore with a new and very personal understanding of the lighthouses, and the people who manned them. Stories will be told of the lives saved by these humble keepers while enduring personal privation and their own physical limits as they offered those who went to the sea in ships a hopeful light toward home.

The first scheduled cruise departs from the Maine Maritime Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10 aboard the museum excursion vessel Merrymeeting. The other cruises also begin at 2 p.m. and are scheduled for every Sunday through Oct. 29. 

Guests are welcome to bring aboard food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar, with light snacks, is available onboard. Cruise prices are: Maine Maritime Museum members $52; nonmembers $65; children 6 to 12 $42; under 6 $5. (Price includes museum admission.)

Space is limited, so advance reservations are required for these exclusive tours. Reservations for the cruises are available through Maine Maritime Museum: call 207-443-1316 or visit - under events / specialty tours. The Museum is located at 243 Washington Street, Bath

For more information on Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, call 207-380-3806, email, or visit