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Review of Seguin Island and Lighthouse

Seguin Island and Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Bath
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Owner description: 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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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012 via mobile

I charted a boat from Popham near the Fort with 3 of my 4 children. Stayed on the Island for a couple of hours. No one else was there, but us and the nice young couple the were tending the light house. We had a Fantastic time. We hike all around the Island and light house. The View was Awesome!
Going inside the light house was the Best.

3 Thank Generalwater
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Up close and personal with a lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to, and experience at, the Seguin Island lighthouse. Seguin is a beautiful lighthouse on top of the hill, which is carefully tended by volunteers. We called Captain Ethan and set up a time to go. We arrived at the dock early so we explored Fort Popham while waiting. The ride out is slow and easy, passing the fort, another lighthouse and small islands with lots of birds, some sitting on nests. Upon arrival at the island Capt. Ethan suggested we take our shoes off to go ashore, since they might get wet. We were transfered to a dingy and paddled to the shore of a small cove with assurances that we would be picked up in a few hours. The rest of the people stayed on the boat to go fishing. We walked up the hill to the lighthouse where we were warmly welcomed by volunteers there on a work detail. We were given a tour of the lighthouse and small museum. Lunch was enjoyed while overlooking the ocean and mainland beyond, and watching a lobsterman pulling in his traps. We had just enough time to walk down to a pebble beach before returning to the cove to be picked up. We had a wonderful time but the tour of the lighthouse took longer than expected. Our tour guide was well acquainted with the lighthouse and had lots of stories to tell. While we enjoyed his stories we didn't have time to explore the trails on the island like we had hoped to. I feel I need to put a few warnings here. First off, the "ferry" is really a fishing boat. When we were at the dock, I didn't think the boat was there because it was well below the level of the dock and couldn't be seen from the shore. It wasn't til we walked out on the dock and saw someone looking over the top that we realized it was there. Secondly, you have to take a ladder down to the boat and back up again when you return. Also, transferring to a dingy to be taken to shore and walking up the hill to the lighthouse require that you be in decent physical condition. Not a problem for most people but I have to wonder if anyone has ever made the arrangements to go out to the island only to find out they were unable to handle it.

6 Thank gardener19464
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Harpswell, Maine
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170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Picnic and quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Clear waters and rocky beaches accent this wild island near Popham Beach. Several picnic spots are around and the breezes keep bugs at bay. Nice view from the top of the island and the Lighthouse keeper, a seasonal volunteer, will happily give you history and answer questiosn

4 Thank RebeccaMaine
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new jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What an adventure (loved it)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2009

We visited maine, first time here my son has the lighthouse passport so decided to go to seguin island lighthouse, you have to take a boat there, they drop you off there is no dock for boats so you have to be careful getting in and out of paddle boats, once you are there it is totally worth it when you call lighthouse they will give you all the info. just ask for captain Ethan he took us and picked us up from island. If you visit maine i recomend you visiting this place.

5 Thank littlebites3
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