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Rockland Breakwater

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The intertwined history of the Rockland Breakwater and Lighthouse began in 1827, when a variety of lanterns and beacons were placed at varying locations to warn mariners about the breakwater. The current beacon at the end of the 7/8-mile long breakwater was placed there in 1901, where it still stands today. From a distance, the station looks like a house drifting out to sea, with a small beacon attached. The lighthouse is open for tours on summer weekends and holidays. You can also reach it by turning onto Waldo Avenue from Route 1, then turning right on Samoset Road. The road ends at a small parking area. The breakwater, to the left of the parking area, leads about .8 miles to the lighthouse.