Seguin Island and Lighthouse

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Seguin Island and Lighthouse

Seguin Island and Lighthouse
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An island off of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Seguin has the tallest lighthouse in Maine which is also one of the oldest in the United States.
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NHjo
Saco, ME4,468 contributions
Aug 2021
You can get a great view of this picturesque lighthouse from Popham Beach if you have binoculars. There's also a small boat tour available to get to the island if you're not prone to seasickness and adventurous enough to climb out of the boat into a dinghy and then scale a 20-ft slick rocky hill. It's not for everyone.
Written 2 September 2021
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Melo-Dee C
Marion, IN48 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is my favorite lighthouse in Maine. Over the years we’ve tried to visit as many as possible. This one has beautiful rock formations from every angle. The man talking in the museum was so friendly and knowledgeable.
Written 2 September 2020
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Ellen M
Medford, MA5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I recently visited The Seguin Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse, museum and staff were terrific - knowledgeable and welcoming.

The term "ferry" is a bit of a misnomer.I think of ferries as a dock to dock experience. Without previous knowledge, we were told halfway to the island that we needed to get into a dinghy and then wade to the shore. Once at the shore, we then had to climb about 20 feet up a slick and very rocky coast to get to a set of stairs to get to the trails. I have a knee replacement and fell several times, breaking a toe and injuring my wrist. The young man, Brook, who rowed the dinghy, did not try to help me, or even ask if I was ok. On the ferry trip back, no staff asked if I was injured. So if you are over 55, in any way physically challenged or lacking in balance, Do Not Take this trip!
Written 29 September 2019
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lindymae
Denver, CO266 contributions
Aug 2019
You get everything - A rustic dock, historic fort, laid-back locals, a beautiful boat ride, hiking on an island, lighthouse tour, and picnic lunch opportunities with spectacular views. (There were even a wild blackberry or two to pop in my mouth.) If you only have one day in Maine (which would be a shame) you can't beat this trip. Make reservations ahead. I called 24 hours before and got the last two seats (cash only, pay on the boat.) There is no sign on the dock at Popham to indicate this is where the boat will meet you, but if you are parked next to the historic fort, you are in the right spot. (There is a portapotty next to fort if you need it before getting on the boat.) To top off your Maine experience stop by Anna's Water's Edge Restaurant on your way home (10 minutes away.) It's a rustic, hidden gem.
Written 16 August 2019
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Familyman600
Quakertown, PA36 contributions
Jul 2019
We thought it was well worth the time to visit Sequin Island and the Lighthouse. Getting into Captain Ethan's boat from the dock, down the ladder in low tide, was probably the most challenging part -- but everyone made it safely. The boat ride was enjoyable - we even saw some seals in the harbor. To get onto the island requires shuttling from the boat via a dingy. Then the last step or two from the dingy onto the island is in the water. There is a restroom at the island, and then there are several different hiking trails, one of which leads to the lighthouse. It is up the hill to the top of the island. The volunteer lighthouse keeper gives a tour of the lighthouse, and you can climb to the top and walk around the outside on the platform. There is a museum in the lighthouse, including many pictures from past lighthouse keepers, and a small gift shop. We took a picnic lunch along and enjoyed eating it overlooking the cove. We would definitely do this excursion again.
Written 17 July 2019
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MasterMaineGuide
Brunswick, ME503 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Maintained by the Friends of Seguin Lighthouse this is worth the boat ride. Only open late May to early October visitors are treated to a personal tour and history by the summer caretakers. You can come by your own boat or book a trip with Capt. Ernie. The views are amazing on a clear day and play with you on figgy ones. If you do come out from the Kennebec river you'll pass by Pond Lighthouse as well. You can't stop there.
Written 9 July 2018
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Nancy P
24 contributions
Sep 2017
This is a lovely remote Lighthouse for lovers of Lt. Houses like me! One needs to take a two and half mile ride by boat out to this location. From Bath with a half hour drive to Popham Beach where upon returning from the Lt. House there is an interesting Fort to tour. This Lt. House was commissioned by George Washington in 1795 and is the second oldest lighthouse and at 186 feet above sea level is the highest focal point in Maine. Upon arriving by boat one must get in a dingy to go ashore, thus not easy for elderly folks. It is still lovely to see with a lot of history.
Written 4 April 2018
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pearlyww
Westport, MA203 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
3 generations enjoyed a morning trip out to Seguin Isl from Popham Fort. Had to dingy from boat to shore as no dock landing. Was good to talk with current caretakers about their stay on the island and island history. Went to top of lighthouse for a great view on this clear day. Highly recommend taking the time to visit Seguin if you want to feel real Maine.
Written 3 September 2017
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Barbara O
Lewiston, ME528 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We signed up for this trip with the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. I believe that there is one more trip in September. Our group met at the museum and we were bused to the dock in Phippsburg. Crew members helped us to descend the ladder onto the boat at a fairly low tide. They were also very helpful getting us into and out of the small dinghy that we needed to access the shore of the island. The hike to the lighthouse offered great views of Monhegan and Damariscove along with the mainland and many other islands. The lighthouse sits atop the island offering views in all directions along with the beautifully maintained light and keeper's house. Our guides and the keepers of the light regaled us with the fascinating history and stories of the lighthouse and keepers of the past. The small museum was very interesting. The island has numerous well-maintained trails and all kinds of artifacts from the earlier days of the lighthouse.
Written 13 August 2017
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Rjw1
Clover, SC73 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Great place to visit for lighthouse lovers. It is about a 20 minute boat ride from Popham Beach (We used Captain Ethan). You actually sail past another small lighthouse (Pond island) on the way.There is no dock so you have to wade in from a dinghy. Then it is a pretty good climb up a hill to the Lighthouse and keepers quarters. We had a good time talking with the volunteer caretakers. It turns out they did not live very far from us back in the Carolinas. They were very well informed on the history of the lighthouse.
Written 5 July 2017
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