Whitehead Light Station is the definition of a unique and wonderful vacation accommodation. On 11 acres of the 90 acre Whitehead Island, the recently restored Light Station housed the families who tended the lighthouse before it was automated in 1982. Whitehead Light Station is remote but comfortable with a private bath in each of 7 bedrooms, electricity, new modern fully-equipped kitchen (with a 6-burner, 2-oven, griddle-equipped Garland stove), and comfortable common areas, including 2 sitting rooms, a dining room, and a library. No TVs, internet, or telephones--just splendid isolation. Included in the cost is the service of a boat in which the captain can take groups on trips to explore neighboring islands and provide access to the attractions of the mainland (15 minutes from Rockland and 45 minutes from Camden). 1 mile off shore.
Guests set their own schedule and have the run of the 11-acre site, which includes wonderful spruce woods and a spectacular granite shoreline. There's plenty of boats sailing by, eagles, ospreys, and seals to watch. Lobsters purchased from local lobstermen have been cooked on the rocks for years (they taste better that way). You can even go swimming off the floating dock (only for the hardy). There is no better place to curl up with a book, relax and unplug.
Additional services can be accommodated by request including a private chef, yoga classes, massage therapist, etc.
A working lighthouse has been on this site since Thomas Jefferson authorized the first one in 1803. The current light tower is still an operating aid to navigation. And now, the fully renovated Light Station is the perfect place for a vacation, retreat, or reunion with plenty of room for up to 14 people.
Keywords: Light House, ocean front, sunset, sunrise
Whitehead Light Station is owned by Pine Island Camp, a not-for-profit Maine boys camp founded in 1902.
Pine Island Camp acquired Whitehead Light Station in 1996, through the Maine Lights Program, which helped the Coast Guard shed property it no longer needed. It was a perfect match, as generations of campers had made trips to another part of Whitehead Island for more than 50 years.
There is nothing that can compare with time spent on an island in the ocean. And Whitehead is a very special island at the western edge of Penobscot Bay, one of the favorite sailing areas of the east coast. The Light Station provides civilized comfort in the splendid isolation of a rocky island in the Atlantic.
Exploring the rocky shore, walking in the spruce woods, taking onshore trips to Thomaston, Rockland, and Camden; enjoying the serenity and beauty of an offshore island.