BATH — Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Haunted History Tours are again offering their popular Lighthouse Legends and Lore boat excursions, including a landing on Burnt Island and exploration of the haunted lighthouse station there.

A portion of the proceeds from the Lighthouse Legends and Lore cruises will benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor.

The first scheduled cruise departs from the Maine Maritime Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, aboard the museum excursion vessel Merrymeeting. The other cruises are scheduled for every Sunday through Oct. 29, with all tours beginning at 2 p.m.

Passengers aboard the Lighthouse Legends and Lore Cruises will see up to seven lighthouses, depending on weather and sea conditions. Those destinations could include Doubling Point, Hendricks Head, Seguin Island, Ram Island, and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing on the island for an up-close look at the keeper’s house and other facilities, including the Burnt Island Light tower.

Guests will learn the stories behind these iconic beacons; about the lives of some of the keepers and their families – daily routines, traditions and hardships, as well as the legends and lore surrounding them. Tours will be guided by Sally Lobkowicz, the Lady in the Red Cloak from Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Participants will return to shore with a new and very personal understanding of the lighthouses, and the people who manned them. Stories will be told of the lives saved by the keepers while enduring personal privation and their own physical limits as they offered those who went to sea in ships a hopeful light toward home.

Guests are welcome to bring aboard food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar, with light snacks, is available.

Cruise prices $52 for Maine Maritime Museum members; nonmembers, $65; children 6 to 12, $42; under 6, $5. Price includes museum admission. Space is limited, so advance reservations are required at or by calling 443-1316.

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