The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust was formed by the Portland Harbor Museum in early 1998 to acquire ownership of the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse. The lighthouse was one of 28 in the state of Maine which were being turned over to non-profit organizations and governmental agencies under the Maine Lights Program. The transfer of ownership took place in a public ceremony in Rockland, Maine, on June 20, 1998.
Our mandate is to maintain the structure in good condition, restore and repair it as necessary, and to educate the public and allow access whenever possible. The Trust is the sole owner of the lighthouse tower and some surrounding land (all underwater). The U. S. Coast Guard retains responsibility for maintenance of the light and electronic fog signal as an active aid to navigation.
Officers of the Board of Trustees
Chair—Keith R Thompson
Vice Chair—Alexandra Bennett
The Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Buildings and on the State of Maine Register of Historic Structures. The lighthouse has also been listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation under the “Save America’s Treasures” program. As such, all maintenance and renovation must be in accordance with historic preservation guidelines. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission serves in an advisory capacity and has a covenant on the structure to ensure compliance.
One of the Trust’s most important tasks is that of educating the public about lighthouses in general and the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in particular. If anyone has any information about the lighthouse, especially photographs and information about former keepers, the Trust would like to hear from them.
The Spring Point Ledge Light Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click the button in the box below to download the full-color 2014 Annual Report in PDF format free of charge.
For more information, contact:
Spring Point Ledge Light Trust
P. O. Box 2311
South Portland,ME 04106
(207) 570-5703 or (207) 699-2676