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Rockland in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

 
 
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
1. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Construction of this 4,300-foot long breakwater began in April 1881. Eighteen years, $750,000 and over 732,277 tons of granite later, it was completed on November 24, 1899. The lighthouse dates from 1902 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The City of Rockland accepted ownership of the Rockland Lighthouse on September 14, 1998.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 44° 6.244′ N, 69° 4.651′ W. Marker is in Rockland, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is on the lighthouse, accessed via the Breakwater Access Trail in Marie H. Reed Breakwater Park, at the southeast terminus of Samoset Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockland ME 04841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine (approx. 1˝ miles away); Portland Head Light Bell (1942) (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
2. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
marker also named Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chapman Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights. (Submitted on May 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Rockland, Maine. (Submitted on May 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Rockland Historical Society. (Submitted on May 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
3. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Looking SSE along the breakwater
Rockland Breakwater from Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
4. Rockland Breakwater from Lighthouse
Looking NNW
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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