The Midcoast Maine Photo Experience is right around the corner and there’s still room for Y-O-U!

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Maine holds a special place in my heart and I want to share my love of the Boothbay Area where I lived for 12 years and my love of photography. So I have teamed up with the creative, talented Boston photographer, Kathy Tarantola, to offer a Midcoast Maine Photo Experience from Wednesday, August 21st through mid-day Sunday, August 25th at Ocean Point Inn  in East Boothbay, Maine.

The workshop will include 

  • Photographing sunrise & sunset
  • Photographing nooks & crannies of Boothbay Harbor
  • A trip to Burnt Island Lighthouse
  • A day trip to Monhegan Island
  • A morning at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • Optional night photography w/light painting
  • LightRoom instruction & critique of participant’s photos
  • . . . and more!

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It starts with a 15 minute boat ride on the Novelty from Pier 8 and within that 15 minutes you are taken back in time to 1950!

I’ve passed Burnt Island many times by boat, but had never visited the island itself. The Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour did not disappoint.  It was interesting, informative and entertaining! The tour is sponsored by Keepers of the Burnt Island Lighta non-profit organization offering living history tours twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from July until the end of August.

Upon arriving you are given an overview of what is to come and then divided into 3 groups. You will meet Keeper Joseph Muise, his wife, Annie and their children. They provide information and stories about life as a Keeper and of the daily life and survival of island living nearly 70 years ago!  Even the youngest of the children remained in character and made you feel like you had walked back in time for 2 1/2 hours.

You will have about an hour to explore on your own, visiting the Keeper’s house, climbing up the lighthouse for a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor, taking photos and roaming the grounds before the horn blows to summon you to the dock to be taken back to the reality of 2019! Don’t forget to check out the tire swing before you go!


Burnt Island will soon be 200 years old in 2021! Although Portland Headlight was first lit on January 10, 1791 Burnt Island Light is often considered the oldest original Maine Lighthouse. Take the tour and find out why!