Spring Point Ledge Light Trust

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, ME on June 20, 1998.

Our mandate is to maintain the structure in good condition, restore and repair it as necessary, and to allow public 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 - William Berman
Vice Chair - Mary Lynch
Secretary - Judy Davidson
Treasurer - John McClean

 

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. 

Replacement of the canopy over the lower gallery was completed in 2004, eliminating a major maintenance problem. Repair of the caisson, including new steel bands and repainting of all exposed iron, will be completed in the summer of 2005. Future projects will include repainting the exterior brick walls and repainting the upper gallery and lantern room.

The Trust has also undertaken the task 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.

For more information, contact:

Spring Point Ledge Light Trust
P. O. Box 2311
South Portland, ME
04106