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Open Lighthouse Day brings historic landmarks to public

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Maine's second annual Open Lighthouse Day will take place Sept. 18. The Coast Guard, in partnership with the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation will open 25 ocean, river and island lighthouses for the public to visit and tour.

An event will start at 10 a.m. with lighthouse authors and historians William Thomson and Jeremy D'Entremont speaking at Portland Head Light at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, during an opening ceremony.

Most lighthouses will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to check www.lighthouseday.com for specific details about each light including information regarding parking and light house accessibility. Open Lighthouse Day is an opportunity to visit many of Maine's historic lights not normally open to the public. A full list of accessible light houses can be found at the website.

The Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation are very proud to support and preserve Maine's renowned maritime legacy through Open Lighthouse Day 2010.

For information about Open Lighthouse Day, contact Charlene Williams at (207) 623-4177.