Post by Joanna on Oct 2, 2018 19:04:13 GMT -5
Maine's Lighthouse Legends and Lore Excursions
The Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Tours are again offering their popular Lighthouse Legends and Lore boat excursions, including a landing on Burnt Island and exploration of the haunted lighthouse (above). A portion of the proceeds from the cruises will go to benefit the restoration campaign at the historic light station on Burnt Island, which is off Boothbay Harbor.
Passengers will see up to six lighthouses, depending on weather and sea conditions. The destinations could include Doubling Point Light, Hendricks Head, Seguin Island, Ram Island and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing on the island for an up-close look at the keeper’s house and other facilities, including the majestic Burnt Island tower. Guests will learn the stories behind these iconic beacons, including the lives of some of the keepers and their families, daily routines of lighthouse keepers, traditions and hardships and the legends and lore surrounding them. The tours will be guided by Sally Lobkowicz, the mysterious Lady in the Red Cloak from Red Cloak Tours.
Participants will return to shore with a new and very personal understanding of the lighthouses and the people who manned them. They will hear of lives saved by these humble keepers, who endured personal hardships that challenged their physical limitations as they offered those on the sea hope of survival during storms, freezing weather and dark nights.
Cruises depart the Maine Maritime Museum (243 Washington St. in Bath) every Saturday at 2 p.m. through October 27 aboard the museum excursion vessel Merrymeeting.
Costs are as follows: members - $54, nonmembers - $68; children 6 to 12 -$44, children under 6 - $10. (Price includes museum admission.) Space is limited, so advance reservations are required for these exclusive tours. For reservations, contact the Maine Maritime Museum at www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/events/lighthouse-legends-and-lore/ or by calling (207) 443-1316. Guests are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar and light snacks are also available.
Additional information on Red Cloak Tours, call (207) 380-3806, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit redcloaktours.com
Source: Greg Latimer, The Boothbay Register, September 23, 2018.
To learn more about Maine’s haunted lighthouses, see “Haunted Maine Lighthouse Sells for $78,000”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/2368/haunted-maine-lighthouse-sells-000
“Ice-Shrouded Ghosts of Maine, The”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/3235/ice-shrouded-ghosts-maine
“Maine Murders, Gallows and Ghosts”: whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/6190/maine-murders-gallows-ghosts