Support our Mission
Eagle Light Caretakers (ELC) is a non-profit (501.c3) organization committed to the restoration and protection of Eagle Island Light, a unique landmark in East Penobscot Bay, Maine. The Light endures through our efforts and your contributions, providing a navigational beacon to fishermen and recreational sailors alike while inspiring pride in Maine’s maritime heritage.
Support the Ongoing Restoration Effort
Eagle Light Caretakers has remained unmanned for over 60 years since it was automated in 1959. This solitary neglect can take a toll on any building, especially those exposed to Penobscot Bay’s extreme weather conditions. Our trustees are full of passionate historians and volunteers but restoring, preserving, and sharing this lighthouse takes time, money, and effort. These projects are made even more challenging since access to the lighthouse is only possible by boat and a steep ascent. We need your help raising funds for future restoration efforts. Upcoming work, estimated at $50,000, includes repointing the inside brick walls and refinishing the original wrought-iron staircase. Phase Two was finished in 2018 and involved restoring the lantern house’s ceiling and painting the outside decking, while Phase One was completed in 2017 and focused on securing cracks and leaks that allowed salt air into the tower, as well as a new exterior paint job.
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Eagle Island Light Gear
Eagle Light Caretakers have a variety of apparel and accessories to offer you, produced in Deer Isle by Maine Camp Outfitters. Explore adult and youth tee shirts, hats, canvas boat bags, and sweatshirts.
All proceeds benefit restoration efforts.