CREDITS: I would like to thank Jeremy D'Entremont for providing much of the history one can find on this site. He is a speaker, author, historian, and tour guide who is widely recognized as the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England. For a story on Jeremy or to visit his site (New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide), use the corresponding link in the right hand information bar under "Related Links".

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I have set up this site as a means to share my photographs of lighthouses. Since retiring and finding more time to study photography, my interests have expanded a little. For some of my work other than lighthouses please enjoy my Facebook page at, John Shaw Photography. Come visit, enjoy, and 'LIKE' if you wish.

Also, for your enjoyment, I have provided a slideshow of our journey. To view it please use the link on the right under 'Site Navigation Tools'.

I sincerely hope you enjoy my efforts and use my site not only for information and education but also to provide directions for many enjoyable, inspirational visits to the beacons along our beautiful coas.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Grand Slam Lighthouse Cruise

     On July 27th of this year, 2013, my wife and I took part in a “Grand Slam Lighthouse Cruise” sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch company and narrated by Jeremy D’Entremont, the foremost authority on the lighthouses of New England.  

Jeremy Doing His Thing
Having a Snack

     On this trip we were fortunate to see seventeen different lighthouses.  We were on the water for eight hours and traveled some 150 miles ranging from Schoodic Point to Owls Head, Maine. Below you will find a photo of each lighthouse.  To enlarge each photo, simply click on it.  I sincerely hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Bear Island Lighthouse
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse
Deer Island Thorofare (Mark Island) Lighthouse
Eagle Island Lighthouse
Faux Lighthouse off Stonington
Goose Rocks Lighthouse
Brown's Head Lighthouse
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Owls Head Lighthouse
Heron Neck Lighthouse
Saddleback Ledge Lighthouse
Isle au Haut (Robinson Point) Lighthouse
Burnt Coat Harbor (Hockamock Head) Lighthouse - Swan's Island
Great Duck Island Lighthouse
Baker Island Lighthouse
Winter Harbor (Mark Island) Lighthouse
Egg Rock Lighthouse

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  1. Wow! These photos are great and it looks like you had an absolutely perfect day for a lighthouse cruise!

  2. I have always been totally fascinated by lighthouses, and these are beautiful photographs... I live inland in a desert state and will probably not get the opportunity to visit these places. Now thanks to you they can still be part of my life.