|Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse|
The above photo was taken almost at the end of the breakwater, just before we got to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is open for visits on weekends during the summer and on special occasions.
|Canada geese over the breakwater at high tide|
The granite breakwater is 7/8 of a mile long and you DO have to walk back! We went as the tide was going out but we could certainly see where the waves had broken over the breakwater at high tide. Not a lot of flora and fauna at this time of year, but we did see broken sea urchin shells along the top as well as some sea ducks and gulls. This is an excellent year round location for sighting a variety of sea birds.
|Breakwater Lighthouse at sunset.|
Not a lot of foot traffic on the breakwater so it was a nice stroll. A little bit of history here...it took 18 years to build the breakwater, from 1881 to 1899. A small beacon was moved to the end of the finished breakwater 4 times during the construction. More history can be found here.
So you have an idea of how far it is from the lighthouse back to the shore, the 2 figures seen walking back are about 1/3 of the way on their return trip. Now you know what a mile looks like!
|Looking back toward shore from the lighthouse.|
The Lighthouse Museum is straight ahead (toward the harbor) just before you make the left turn in Rockland to stay on Rt 1.
|Breakwater at night, fog rolling in.|
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