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Burnt Island Light Station was built in 1821. Located at the west entrance to Boothbay Harbor, this lighthouse is now run by Maine's Department of Marine Resources as an educational center. From July to September, Monday to Friday, the center offers programs in navigation and maritime history, natural history, art, literature and more. Boat trips take passengers between the island and the mainland. The light can also be seen from Grand View Road on Linekin Neck in Boothbay Harbor.