The Maine Lighthouse Museum

‘Our Point of View -- Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse’

Free & open to the public!
Posted:  Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 3:30pm

Story Location:
One Park Drive
Rockland  Maine  04841
United States

Due to popular demand, The Maine Lighthouse Museum will host Tom and Lee Ann Szelog on August 30 at 7 p.m.  who will give their narrated photography presentation about the 14 years they lived at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde. Just imagine living in a century-old light-keeper's house on the coast of Maine. It sounds like a fantasy, but for Tom and Lee Ann Szelog, dream became reality when they settled into the keeper’s quarters at the Marshall Point Lighthouse in 1989. Through this presentation, based on the Szelog’s book, “Our Point of View – Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse,” you will witness the ever changing tide of emotion and drama through compelling stories and extraordinary photographs.

This year marks the book’s 10th anniversary of being published by Down East Books. The book has been honored as one of the Best Photo Books by Shutterbug magazine and was the winner of Best Maine-Themed Book in the Maine Literary Awards from the Maine Writers and Publishers Association. The book also is a Gold Medal winner from the Independent Publishers Association.

The Szelog’s home was remote by most people’s standards, yet relatively accessible for a lighthouse station. Sometimes they had only wildlife and passing boats for  company, but not for long, because the spell of the lighthouse drew pilgrims in all seasons. People came to rest, to play, to marry, to meditate, and to celebrate – all within view of the keeper’s house and the lenses of Tom’s camera.

Thomas Mark Szelog has spent his entire life observing, writing and/or photographing wildlife. He has been a full-time professional photographer for 35 years, specializing in photographing wildlife, nature, and landscapes. He has earned the reputation and is often described as “one of Maine’s most renowned wildlife photographers,” and is a recipient of the Philip Hyde Award, presented annually to a photographer who is working to preserve the condition of the natural environment through the art of photography. Lee Ann is the President of Simply Put, LLC, specializing in presentations on communication, attitude, and human relations.

As passionate wildlife advocates, they also work collaboratively, sharing their words and photographs in narrated photography presentations and books to educate and inspire people about the important role our natural world plays in our lives.

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is offering this program at no charge. The Museum is located at One Park Drive, Rockland.  For more information, call 207-594-3301 or visit