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2019 Mid-coast Maine 19-Lighthouse Photography Tour

Featuring Three New Lights (Grindle Point, Whitehead Island, and Two Bush)

Dates: Saturday, August 24th, 2019 (9am-5:30pm)

Guided by Lighthouse Historians/Authors: Jeremy D’ Entremont and Bob Trapani, Ex. Dir. American Lighthouse Foundation. With photography expert: Michael Leonard, Portland Camera Club.

Join us for a remarkable 19-lighthouse Photography Tour! Visit Egg Rock, Baker, Great Duck, Bear Island, Blue Hill Bay, Bass Harbor, Burnt Coat, Isle Au Haut, Saddleback Ledge, Heron Neck, Two Bush, Whitehead, Owls Head, Rockland Breakwater, Indian Island, Curtis Island, Grindle Point, Dice Head, and Pumpkin Island Lights. Enjoy a full catered lunch with gourmet deli sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies, clam chowder, soda, coffee and tea. Lighthouse Historian and author Jeremy D’Entremont will provide narrative of all the lights and will bring copies of his books for purchase and to sign. Bob Trapani Jr., Director of the American Lighthouse Foundation, will co-lead the tour and talk about his many visits to Maine island lighthouses. Michael Leonard, a lighthouse photography expert will be onboard to help you take amazing photos. During the day there will be many opportunities to take incredible photographs of scenery, wildlife, islands, mansions, islands, and Acadia national park.


  • 19 Lighthouses with 8-10 minutes at each for historical narration and photography.
  • Free Evening Lecture “Digital Photography – How to photograph Lighthouses” with Mike Leonard, Jesup Memorial Library 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, August 23rd.
  • Catered Lunch: Delicious Deli Sandwiches (Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham & Cheese, Chicken, Egg and Seafood Salad), cookies, clam chowder, chips, fruit, coffee, and soda.
  • State of the art 112 foot jet-powered 30-mph comfortable catamaran.
  • Acadia National park, Mansions, Penobscot Bay, Eggomoggin Reach – 180 total miles.

Frenchman Bay Lights:

● Egg Rock ● Baker ● Great Duck ● Bear Island

Blue Hill Bay Lights:

● Bass Harbor ● Burnt Coat ● Blue Hill Bay

Penobscot Bay Lights:

● Isle Au Haut ● Saddleback Ledge ● Heron Neck ● Two Bush ● Whitehead ● Owls Head ● Rockland ● Indian Island ● Curtis Island ● Grindle Point ● Dice Head ● Pumpkin Island

Tour Guide Bios:

Jeremy D’Entremont: An author of more than ten books, including The Lighthouses of Maine, Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast, and The Lighthouse Handbook: New England. Jeremy is past president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Bob Trapani: The executive director of the American Lighthouse Foundation and former director of the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Bob is an enthusiastic lighthouse technician for the US Coast Guard and in this capacity regularly visits Maine’s offshore and island Lighthouses.

Important Details:

Rates: $189 Adults, $179 seniors (62 +) and juniors (16 under).

Cancellation Policy: You may receive a full refund up to seven days before departure, after that tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket reservations: All reservations must be made online at http://www.barharborwhales.com and are fully refundable up to seven days before departure. Tickets are non-refundable starting seven days before departure of the tour. If you have questions about the trip please call our ticket staff at 207-288-2386. Please pick up your tickets in our ticket office/gift store at Harborplace 1 west street (where the boat departs) in the days before the tour or the morning of the tour before you board the Friendship V.

Departure: Harborplace, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME. Next to the downtown pier.

Boarding: Begins at 8:30AM on dock one.

Dress Code: It is often 20 degrees colder on the Gulf of Maine so please bring layers and a warm jacket. Gloves and a winter hat are cherished items. Additional hats can be sometimes be bartered with guests that haven’t remembered to bring one for camera equipment and lunch money.

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