Isle au Haut Lighthouse

Robinson's LighthouseOur beloved lighthouse has guided fishermen home to the harbor since 1907. Originally manned by a lighthouse keeper’s family, the big house is now a summer rental, but the now-automated lighthouse is owned by the town; there are occasional docent guided tours but most people enjoy it from the water, either from the passing mailboat, fishing boats or personal watercraft. Currently the Town has an on-going campaign to restore the lighthouse and return a huge fog bell to the tower’s seaward side.

For more information on the lighthouse and to support our restoration effort, please visit the lighthouse page at:

For information on the Keepers House rental, visit:

Books to Read About the Lighthouse:

The Lighthouse and Me: History, Memoir, and Imagination
by Jeffrey Burke
On his search to understand the allure of lighthouses, author Jeffrey Burke recounts a bouillabaisse of history, sea tales, and bizarre encounters that re-routed the life trajectory of so many guests who passed through his lighthouse inn – including his own.

Island Lighthouse Inn
by Jeffrey Burke