Petit Manan Light Station was established in 1817. The current tower, locally known as 'tit Manan, is one of the state's tallest lighthouses, rising 123 feet. The island is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It is closed to visitors during the spring and summer to protect nesting birds. For more information, contact the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.
The lighthouse can be seen from tour boats and from the mainland at Manan Point in Milbridge.