“The Lighthouse Endeavor”


Little River Lighthouse in Cutler, Maine has embarked on a unique educational program.  Bill Kitchen, the designated ‘Light Keeper’ and longtime volunteer at the lighthouse, will live alone at the lighthouse (located on a remote island) for a year and share his experiences in various ways, including a blog: http://thelighthouseendeavor.com/keepers-log/

Apparently, this is the first time that something like this has been attemped in the lighthouse’s 164 year history.  In the past, the keeper would have had his family or other keepers with him on the island.  Keeper Bill won’t be totally alone, though.  He will have an internet connection and be able to blog and use Skype to communicate with others on the mainland.

The Lighthouse Endeavor website states, “Its primary mission is to be an on-site and distance learning program that will address a wide range of subjects from technology to ecology and math to preservation, as well as history.”

What a fascinating challenge!  Follow along with Keeper Bill as he journals about his experiences at the Little River Lighthouse.


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The Lighthouse and Keeper's House Museum and Gift Shop are open!

From April through October our hours will be:

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm.


We ask that visitors please practice social distancing. Masks are no longer required in the Lighthouse and Keeper's House Museum and Gift Shop, but visitors are encouraged to wear masks in both locations. Masks and sanitizer are available at both the Lighthouse and Keeper's House.

Located off of I-95, exit 89 between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Free Admission.

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