New England Lighthouses and
Local Coastal Attractions




Welcome to my New England lighthouses and attractions home page at! Dedicated to those who want to discover New England's lighthouses, and attractions within their surrounding coastal communities. I've had the opportunity to photograph all the nearly 170 lighthouses in New England, and am constantly researching and going back for better images.

  • Tour my New England Lighthouse Galleries of photographs, which you can purchase at my professional lab as photographic prints, metal prints, digital downloads, or canvas wraps.
  • For the lighthouse hunters, you'll find Directions and Cruises to all New England lighthouses that you want to drive, hike, or take a boat to explore. Also info on various regional lighthouse boat tours, island ferries, sailing cruises, and special windjammer sailing tours on authentic schooners.
  • In the Lighthouse Stories section, you'll find monthly tales of lighthouse history, shipwrecks, rescues, and even some haunted lighthouses. A new story is posted in the beginning of each month.
  • The Exploring Lighthouses section provides historic stories of each New England lighthouse, within regions, including boat tours and cruises, places to visit in each area, photo galleries, directions, and more.
  • I have three lighthouse books, two lighthouse tourism books for southern and northern New England which you can take a look below, and a book on shipwrecks, rescues, and hauntings that have occured near New England lighthouses. Check them out!
  • The About section provides contact info and special lighthouse info, lighthouse preservation organizations, and more.

Make this your favorite guide to New England's lighthouses and local attractions.


Allan Wood



My book, Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, provides lots of special human interest stories from each of the 92 lighthouses, along with plenty of additional indoor and outdoor coastal attractions and tours in the area, with contact info to plan your trip. You'll also find information about haunted lighthouses, local boat cruises and lighthouse tours, and windjamming tours.


Look inside!

Book - Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Southern New England




My 300-page book (with over 360 images), Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, provides special human interest stories from each of the 76 lighthouses, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor coastal attractions you can explore, and tours. Lighthouses and their nearby attractions are divided into regions for all you weekly and weekend explorers. Attractions and tours also include whale watching tours, lighthouse tours, windjammer sailing tours and adventures, special parks and museums, and lighthouses you can stay overnight. There are also stories of haunted lighthouses in these regions.

Look inside!

Book - Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England




You can order these books through any pages on this website (see Add to Cart), and I'll be happy to personally sign them and ship them to you anywhere inside the United States. You can also order from the publisher, Schiffer Books, who will ship anywhere globally, and you'll find them in many fine bookstores.