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Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Rockland
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Owner description: Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a nice walk out to the lighthouse. Wear comfortable shoes. Stones are rough cut. It is amazing how this jetty was built.

Thank Irish O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to a mile one way but beautiful scenery. The huge granite blocks making up the jetty are a little uneven (so watch your step!), but super impressive. They squeezed smaller granite stones into the slabs that didn't fit together quite right. You can see the indentations where dynamite was used to break them from the slabs. It is amazing how straight the edges are, given that the granite blocks are in the water AND that it was built in the late 1800's! See if you can find the ONE granite block that extends the entire width of the walkway. (It is about 1/2 way along the walk.) The lighthouse keeper's house, now vacant since the light was automated in 1964, is quaint! Make sure to go out onto the dock and take a picture of the lighthouse. Cool perspective! No bathroom facilities or snack bar out there, so come prepared! :) Enjoy!

Thank karenronhoge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail that leads to the breakwater lighthouse has an interesting history. The granite blocks that were used to build the breakwater came mostly from the islands in Penobscot Bay. Barges carried them across and cranes from the beach unloaded them. The dangerous work claimed a few lives and burials at sea were common in those days. The immigrant labor was paid in cash and corruption was rumored from the start with this lucrative government contract. Granite industry barons were intent on keeping the bulk of it for themselves didn’t care how many people died to line their pockets. When walking the path think of all the people who died to make Rockland Harbor as safe haven for commercial maritime local economy.

Thank Trustfundkid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great walk, .8 mile each way, level on large rocks. Worth the walk for the views. The jetty is made up stacked stones so the little kids will need help with the gaps here and there. Be prepared to carry them back! Check the sign to see if the lighthouse itself is open. Still a great trip even if closed - harbor views are awesome! Free on-street parking available.

Thank DJ660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely is a different type of lighthouse experience. Tons of walking to get out to the light which was a little unexpected, but actually ended up being a great workout. Would definitely go back!

Thank Sal P
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