Friday, August 14, 2009

Quoddy Lighthouse Tour featured September 12th

The “Lights Across the Border,” lighthouse event will be held on Saturday, September 12 in Cutler and Lubec, Maine, and Campobello Island Canada.

A souvenir map will be given to everyone who takes part on the semi self-guided tour of the area’s five lighthouses. The colorful map, designed by Cutler artist, Pam Britton, shows major roads and scenes of the area and will be stamped at each lighthouse location. Five stamps are needed to complete the “Challenge,” in order to get the Certificate of Completion. The

“Challenge” will begin at Head Harbour Lighthouse on Campobello Island and finish at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler. The map, depicting all five “Challenge,” lighthouses will also appear on the free tote bags that will be given to people as part of their $15.00 registration fee for the event. It will also be on souvenir items that will be available for purchase for the Lighthouse Challenge at Head Harbour Lighthouse on Campobello Island, Little River Light in Cutler and at West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec.

“It is the perfect event for local people to also take part in, kind of a mini-vacation, but close to home,” said Junia Lehman of the West Quoddy Head Light Keeper’s Association in Lubec.

Although you won’t be able to climb the tower at Mulholland Light on Campobello Island, the tower will be open for a rare glimpse inside. However, the event will include a boat ride to see Little River Lighthouse, which is on an island in Cutler’s harbor and a lighthouse that very few people have ever visited. West Quoddy Light in Lubec and Head Harbour Light on Campobello Island will also be open for tours and tower climbs, weather permitting.

Registration for the September 12th event is $15.00 per person and includes a free “Lights Across the Border” tote bag with goodies, the tower climbs and the free boat ride to Cutler’s Little River Lighthouse.

Registration fee can be mailed to Lights Across the Border, P.O. Box 671, East Machias, ME 04630 or you can register on-line at or by calling 207-259-3833. Event pamphlets are available at Owen House on Campobello Island, West Quoddy Gifts in Lubec, Machias Area Chamber of Commerce in Machias, Machias Savings Bank in Machias, and various other locations. They are also available by mail for a $2.00 fee.

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