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Owl's Head


Owls Head Light, built in 1825, includes a short, brick light tower that sits atop a steep rise near Rockland Harbor. The keeper's house is down a set of stairs from the light. A Coast Guard family uses the house, but you can visit the station at Owls Head State Park.

Owls Head is said to be the home of two ghosts. The "Little Lady" is thought to haunt the kitchen, slamming doors and rattling silverware. The other ghost is thought to be a keeper from beyond the grave. Other tales include a keeper's dog that saved a distressed mailboat by barking continuously when the fog bell was buried in snow. In another story, two lovers were trapped in a wrecked schooner during a vicious storm. The lovers were frozen together in an icy embrace, but the keeper rescued and thawed them. The couple was later married.