Dyce Head meets the lighthouse challenge
Over 300 people visited the lighthouse on Dyce Head on June 23 and 24, which was open for tours as part of the Maine Lighthouse Challenge. The challenge was created “about six or seven years ago, to allow people to have access to the seven lighthouses in the mid-coast area,” said Eric Davis, Chair of the Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights, who was on hand to register challenge visitors. Although anyone could take the tour, 120 people visited the lighthouse on Saturday as part of the challenge. Castine Selectman Peter Vogell was tour master for the fourth year, greeting those who ventured up the winding staircase to feast on the views of Belfast, Penobscot and Searsport and Holbrook and Nautilus islands visible from the top. The 250 mm lantern flashes every six seconds and was restored to use in 2008 after the historic microburst.