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Little River Light Shines Brightly as a Beacon of Freedom

Beacon of Freedom Honors Independence Day


  Maine’s historic Little River Lighthouse on an island off the coast of the tiny fishing community of Cutler honored the 4th of July with the unfurling of a large American flag from the top of the lighthouse.

  The giant flag was first used on October 2, 2001 when the lighthouse, which had been dark for 26 years, was relighted as a Beacon of Freedom to the world after the terrorist attack on September 11. Since then, the large flag has only been displayed on special occasions and patriotic holidays.

  The lighthouse will host two Open Houses this year, July 21 and August 4 at 11:00am; boat rides will be provided to the island. Refreshments will be available on the island. For more information you can call them at 207-259-3833 or click here.