Rockland Breakwater Light, Rockland

4.7
Perched at the end of a long, narrow, man-made spit, Rockland Breakwater Light is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a small-town New England lighthouse. Wander out to the lighthouse on a nearly 1.6 km (1 mi) long trail along the protective stone wall and see the structure that helps to protect the nearby town during storms and inclement weather. The building has undergone several structural iterations and upgrades during its lifetime and only narrowly avoided being scrapped by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1965. Keep in mind that rough weather can often make the breakwater inaccessible, though you can also get out to the lighthouse by boat. To visit Rockland Breakwater Light on your holiday in Rockland, and find out what else Rockland has to offer, use our Rockland.
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  • The BreakwAter is a great little hike with some of the best harbor views anywhere, just make sure you watch your step on the rocks!  more »
  • We walked out to catch our grandfather's old schooner pass by!! We got very nice pictures of us and the Chimes in the background  more »

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