Spice up your celebration of spring with the Lighthouse Adventure, an excursion by land and sea exploring the history and mystery of lighthouses in the Boothbay Harbor area on an exclusive expedition with Red Cloak Tours.
A portion of the proceeds from the Lighthouse Adventure will benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse.
Departing on Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. aboard the excursion vessel Novelty in Boothbay Harbor, the one-hour cruise through calm inshore waters will pause offshore of Ram Island Light, Cuckolds Lighthouse, and (from a distance) Monhegan Light and Seguin Island Light (weather permitting).
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 haunts.
The voyage finishes with a dramatic turn as the group makes landfall on historic Burnt Island to explore the area around Burnt Island Light, built in 1821 and still a working lighthouse. The group will have exclusive access to the island as your qualified guide leads you back in time, exploring the island and learning about the historically restored facilities, including the keeper's residence and the lighthouse tower.
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.
Space is limited, with participation by reservation only.
Reservations are available through Red Cloak Tours at 207-380-3806, firstname.lastname@example.org or online at redcloaktours.com/lighthouses. Tickets are $75 per person.