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CRUISE: Beacons of Boothbay

Maine Maritime Museum

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Beacons of Boothbay Cruise


Explore Maine's Lighthouses by land and sea!  Travel the winding Sasanoa River to Boothbay Harbor with wonderful views of the four lighthouses of the Boothbay Region:

  • Cuckolds Lighthouse- Originally only a fog signal, the light protects the heavy boat traffic into Boothbay Harbor
  • Ram Island Lighthouse-This lighthouse marks Fisherman Island Passage
  • Hendricks Head Lighthouse-Now privately owned, this lighthouse is on the Sheepscot River in Southport
  • Burnt Island Lighthouse-Situated one mile outside of Boothbay Harbor, this lighthouse is now a Maine state-owned educational facility. 


Then, stop to explore Burnt Island and its lighthouse and meet Keeper Joseph Muise and his family who will acquaint you with lighthouse living as it was in the 1950's. 

While on the island you can visit the keeper's home and climb the spiral staircase into the lantern room to enjoy spectacular views of Boothbay Harbor, or take a picturesque hike around the 5-acre island.

This cruise is five hours long and includes a stop on Burnt Island.  Due to variations in tides and currents, return times may vary by as much as an hour.The Sequin's professionally trained crew provides fascinating narration and a safe, comfortable cruise.  Guests are welcome to bring a picnic including beer and wine for personal consumption.  Coolers are not allowed on the boat.

Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of a weather cancellation.  The Seguin is a  40-passenger boat with some seats under cover and usually runs in light rain and other moderate weather conditions.  Cruises may be cancelled in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions or unmet minimum ticket sales, and cancellations are made by the Captain on the day of the cruise.  If the Museum cancels a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule, or receive a refund. 

The temperature on the water can vary throughout the day.  Please come prepared with extra layers. Access to the boat requires negotiating a ramp down to the float, and then boarding steps into the boat.  We are not able to accommodate wheelchairs. 

The experience of Maine from the water is like no other and the Kennebec River delights one and all! Your ticket price includes Museum admission for two days-come early or return the next day to visit our Museum shipyard and galleries.



Have questions about CRUISE: Beacons of Boothbay? Contact Maine Maritime Museum


Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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