Sunday, September 02, 2012

Doubling Point Lighthouse

doubling point light, kennebec river
Doubling Point Lighthouse

On the way home from Popham Beach the other day I decided to drive on Washington St in Bath to see if I could figure out a good spot to see this lighthouse. On a previous trip to the Maine Maritime Museum, the lighthouse beckoned from the opposite shore but I didn't know how I could get closer to it to take photos.

To take a photo from this angle, pull off into the boat launch on Washington St. (Just past the Maritime Museum.)

To get closer to the lighthouse follow these directions- take Route 1 north over the Sagadahoc Bridge in Bath and bear right immediately following the bridge (headed toward Georgetown and Reid State Park). Turn left at the bottom of the hill and continue over the Arrowsic Bridge. Continue on Route 127 for about 1.5 miles and turn right onto the road marked, "Whitmore's Landing, to Doubling Point Rd." At the "T" in the road, turn left onto Doubling Point Road, go past the stone wall, and follow this road to its end. Look for the small 'Lighthouse ->' signs along the way. This road is eventually a one car dirt lane so drive carefully! (The lighthouse and keeper's house are not open to the public, but you may walk around the grounds.)

Boat excursions on the Kennebec are also a good way to see many of the Kennebec River Range lights. 

For more information about the lighthouse, see the Lighthouse Friends website.

doubling point light, arrowsic, maine
Doubling Point Light

Finally made it out here in August to the actual lighthouse site. Gorgeous views of the Kennebec River! You can walk on the short bridge to the lighthouse and go around the outside edge. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath Iron Works and the Sagadahoc Bridge are easily visible up the river.

kennebec river, arrowsic, georgetown, maine
Doubling Point walkway


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