There’s so much to see at the Swan’s Island Light!
It’s not just the buildings! Though they are well worth a visit.
Come during open hours and see the Historical Society exhibit in the keeper’s house, which tells, through photos and narrative, how islanders and lighthouse friends worked to rescue the lighthouse from certain destruction. One of those early heroes was Roberta Joyce, who challenged Coast Guard plans to take down the light tower and put the light on a metal frame. Thanks to Roberta and those who followed, visitors today can climb the newly restored old brick tower, see the lantern, and admire the views through the windows in the lantern room.
The history is fascinating, the art is fabulous!
Swan’s Island is an artists’ colony! Our Island artists’ talents are on display thanks to an exhibit in the Keeper’s House which will change throughout the season. The exhibit begins on July 14, and features a wide variety of media from painting, to woodwork, to ceramics, photography, poetry and fiber arts. Some fourteen artists are represented, so far…. Some are native Islanders, others seasonal visitors and they all share a love of place!
The lighthouse buildings are open from 11 am to 3 pm, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, from July 14 until further notice. Check here for information about visiting Swan’s Island.