The Maine Lighthouse Museum, in Rockland, is in financial trouble. According to a recent story in the Bangor Daily News, it needs to raise $50,000 to keep its doors open.
That’s a shame, because this li’l museum is a gem. It’s a treasure for lighthouse fans, and it’s manned primarily by volunteers who share their beacon love. Started by the late Ken Black and now overseen by his widow, Dot, the nonprofit museum has perhaps the nation’s best collection of lighthouse-related artifacts.
If you’re in Rockland, definitely stop by. If not, and you want to help save the museum, a link on its home page let’s you donate through PayPal.