THE BELLHOUSE IS PAINTED!


Visitors to Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station often ask what is the little building that stands out over the rocks at the very tip of Hockamock Head. It’s the bell house, where the fog bell used to ring out in fog and snow to guide vessels to the harbor entrance. The bell was in use from the early 1900s to about 1950. Today, modern navigation systems have made the fog bell obsolete, but it still stands in the lighthouse yard, a reminder of time gone by. Until recently, the bell house was in dire need of a coat paint. This month, it was scraped and painted by a crew from Certa-Pro Painting, South Portland. And now it’s standing proud once again!

What Visitors Have To Say

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

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

- Ted and Carol, August 12, 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

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

- Barbara, August 18, 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

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

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

- Edith, April 20, 2016

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