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Historic Coast Guard photo of Owls Head Light Station
Owls Head Light was built in 1825. The short, brick light tower sits atop a steep rise near Rockland Harbor. The keeper's house is down a set of stairs from the light; the house is used by a Coast Guard family. The station is inside Owls Head State Park, which is open to the public. Tales swirl like fog around this famous light. In one story, a lightkeeper's dog saved a distressed mailboat by barking continuously when the fog bell was buried in snow. In another tale, two lovers were trapped in a wrecked schooner during a vicious storm. The lovers were frozen together in an icy embrace; the light keeper rescued and thawed them. The lovers were later married.