AUGUSTA, Maine — The third annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day will take place rain or shine Sept. 17, with many of the state’s coastal, island and river lighthouses planning to welcome the public.
Eighteen thousand people visited 25 open light stations during last year’s event, and 5,000 people climbed up light towers for the lantern room view. The event is coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard in partnership with the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation. It is the largest event of its kind in the country.
Maine lighthouse fans can learn about participating lights and share their Lighthouse Day plans on the new event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MaineOpenLighthouseDay.
Most lights will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided or self-guided tours of keeper’s houses and light towers. For details about visitor hours, fees, activities and transportation to each participating lighthouse, visit www.lighthouseday.com.
More than half of the 60-plus working lighthouses in Maine are accessible to the public during the summer months.
Social media workshop in Aroostook and Washington counties
CARIBOU, Maine — The Northern Maine Development Commission and the Sunrise County Economic Council will hold a social media workshop titled “How Can Social Networking Help Enhance My Business” from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 29, via Polycom Webconferencing technology, at five locations around Aroostook and Washington counties. The workshops will be located at the NMDC’s Caribou and Fort Kent offices, Houlton Higher Education Center, the Machias Telebusiness Center and the Washington County Community College in Calais. For more information or to RSVP, call 255-0983, ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.