LADIES DELIGHT ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 103 years old this year!
Our unique 25 foot stone lighthouse on Ladies Delight Island, constructed in 1908 and presented to the Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club, is believed to be the only active inland waters lighthouse in the State of Maine. Located in the bay near the north end of the lake, its light flashes 365 nights a year.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, this lighthouse had a severe list corrected in 2001, and a new marine grade aluminum top installed in July of 2005. Observers should find that our beloved old lighthouse now looks as majestic as it once did decades ago! This beautiful structure was formally dedicated on July 16, 2005 by retiring long-time CYC Commodore, Captain Hugh Stephens, also Keeper of the Light.
And, during the summer of 2011 further restoration was done to the exterior as you can see on the page devoted to that work. She really looks beautiful! Just beautiful!
Another old photo of the lighthouse. Note water level!
This is a privately owned lighthouse since 1908
Enjoy the view from your boat, but…..
PLEASE DO NOT LAND!
We Regret We Cannot Invite You
To Visit Ladies Delight Island Today.
THE ISLAND IS FRAGILE!
Nesting birds are often hidden in rocks and shrubs.
Loose stones could also cause injury.
Please help protect this valuable property!
To arrange a visit, join and contact the CYC!
Thank You! Hugh M. Stephens, Keeper of the Light
Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club
As you can see from the photos, Hugh Stephens, Keeper of the Light, is back at work! There's always something to be done at this wondrous piece of history, and the next step is to refinish the exterior. Thanks for your help, Hugh!
Our lighthouse is a great place to advertise our annual Concert on the Lake sponsored by Clark Marine and always in Horseshoe Cove on the 4th Saturday in July. Again this year we feature the School Street Band!
On August 9, 2008, members of the Cobbosseecontee Yacht Club and invited guests, celebrated the 100th anniversary of our lighthouse! Be sure to check out the 100th Anniversary page for all of the news pertaining to our special events for that special occasion!
Look closely! This is our lighthouse all lit up for the holidays!
Photo taken January 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm.
The Commodore almost caught doing some clean-up work at the end of July 2007. Photo by Brian Breault who happened by and decided to see who was up there and why. Thanks for keeping watch, Brian!
Now check out this unique old photograph of our lighthouse!
WOW! What more needs be said?
This site has been created by the CYC and is brought to you courtesy of Clark Marine of Manchester, Maine. "Fun on the water starts at Clark Marine!"