About This New England
Lighthouse Tourism Website

Portland Head Lighthouse in Maine

Welcome to my website "New England Lighthouses and Local Coastal Attractions," your resource guide to discovering New England's coastal communities through its beacons.

Feel free to contact me anytime. alwood@nelights.com

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Researching New England Lighthouses

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse in Rhode Island

For lighthouse hunters, you will find not only professional lighthouse photos, boat tours, and historical stories showcasing the nearly 170 lighthouses in New England, but also plenty of information about attractions near lighthouses you can visit while you're in the area.

There's plenty of helpful information for anyone visiting this website.


More Lighthouse Resources

Windjammer sailing

On the left side you'll find additional links to other valuable resources as you visit New England and its lighthouses. These include:

  • Contact information to New England lighthouse chapters under the American Lighthouse Foundation
  • Directions to all the New England lighthouses you can drive or take a ferry to see
  • Lighthouse boat cruises and tours to your favorite lighthouses, including ferries to islands. There is also plenty of information for schooner sailing or windjamming cruises.



Books to Explore

book of the rise and demise of the largest coal schooners

To order a signed paperback copy:

Available from bookstores in paperback, hardcover, and as an eBook for all devices.

my ebook on apple books

The Rise and Demise of the Largest Sailing Ships: Stories of the Six and Seven-Masted Coal Schooners of New England

In the early 1900s, New England shipbuilders constructed the world’s largest sailing ships amid social and political reforms. These giants of sail were the ten original six-masted coal schooners and one colossal seven-masted vessel, built to carry massive quantities of coal and building supplies, and measured longer than a football field!

This book, balanced with plenty of color and vintage images, showcases the historical accounts that followed these mighty ships. These true stories include competitions, accidents, battling destructive storms, acts of heroism, and their final voyages.



Check Out My Lighthouse Tourism Books!

My book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions and tours you can explore. You'll find additional info on sailing and whale watching tours, special parks and museums, and coastal attractions off the beaten path.

Look inside!

book southern new england lighthouses and attractions



My 300-page book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, provides human interest stories from each of the 76 lighthouses, along with the coastal attractions and tours near each beacon, and contact info to plan your special trips. You'll find additional info on windjammer sailing and whale watching tours, special parks and museums, unique attractions, and haunted lighthouse stories.

Look inside!

book northern new england lighthouses and attractions



Come back often as this site is always a work in progress with more lighthouse stories, photos, and additional local attractions.


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