Three cameras’s have been installed in the Lantern Room of the Lighthouse Tower to provide near real-time scenic views to all users of the BCHL website.

The installation was approved by the Coast Guard and by the State Historic Preservation Office. It has been configured to minimize any changes to the appearance of the Tower. All components are weatherproof and attached inside the structure using magnets or other easily removed methods.

The Scenic cameras point towards Burnt Coat Harbor, The Western Way, and Heron Island.




The goals of this project are to:

> Offer scenic views from the Lantern Room to those who cannot physically be present in the Tower.

> Provide year round views of the seasonal changes to the Tower environment for all visitors, friends of the lighthouse, and Swans Island residents.

> Provide useful visual information to Island fisherman.

What Visitors Have To Say

The apartment, the weather, the people, the beach, the trails and especially the views have been exceptional.

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 2017

We just stayed there and it is tremendous. The view and setting is amazing. The quality of the Keeper's house (2nd floor) is excellent. It is fresh, well decorated and spacious.

- Mary, July 15, 2017

I cannot express the gratitude I have for all of the dedication and hard work that has been given to the restoration of such a beautiful Light House.

- Kathy, July 2, 2017

This has been a lifetime experience! The beauty of Swan’s Island can’t be described in words or photographs, for they just don’t do it justice….I look forward to coming back again next year!

- Lacy, September 2017

Took our weekly vacation on Swans Island, really enjoyed our great times there with our family & friends.

- Edith, April 20, 2016

We are fortunate to have traveled to many places in this world, but still contend, by far, this is the prettiest place on earth. Stay in the keeper's house - you will not be disappointed!!!! It is special.

- Spencer, July 10, 2017

Sunrises and sunsets are stunning, punctuated by the parade of lobster and sail boats.

- Barbara, August 18, 2017

You truly have a treasure…. perched out here atop the rocks with the vast sea at the doorstep…. we watched a bright moon spilling its light onto the water, listening to the music of the waves, and wondering anew at the stars emerging in the dark sky….

- Susan, September 2017