of the Maine Coastline
With 3,500 miles of coastline, Maine is one of the most geographically
diverse areas where Legendary Lighthouses are located. In the early
19th century, because of its rich fishing grounds and many harbors,
it was the sailing and shipbuilding capitol of the United States.
The mixture of rocky coastlines, white sand beaches, small coves,
large harbors, and over 2,000 offshore islands made it a treacherous
area to navigate. The broad white beaches of the southern Maine
coast host famed coastal villages like Kennebunkport , Old Orchard
Beach, and Ogunquit. As you move further to the northeast the coastline
gives way to Casco Bay and the Greater Portland region with its
always busy deepwater harbor.
Further northeast, in the Mid-Coast region, centered around Penobscot
Bay, the coastline becomes home to seaside resorts and spectacular
offshore islands, ending in the Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert
Island. Moving further northeast to the "Downeast" region of Maine,
the area is full of offshore communities, medium size towns, small
coastal villages, and places with names like Pleasant Bay, Englishman
Bay, Frenchman Bay, and Cobstook Bay. Maines coast ends at
the Quoddy Head Light on the Bay of Fundy, the eastern most point
of the United States.