BATH — Maine Maritime Museum and Red Cloak Tours are again offering their popular Lighthouse Legends and Lore boat excursions, including an exploration of the allegedly haunted lighthouse station on Burnt Island in Boothbay Harbor.

A portion of the proceeds from the cruises will go to benefit the restoration campaign at the historic Burnt Island lighthouse.

The journeys — aboard the vessel Merrymeeting — begin at 2 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 27 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

Passengers will see up to six lighthouses depending on weather and sea conditions. Lighthouses may include Doubling Point Light, Hendricks Head Light, Seguin Island Light, Ram Island Light and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing on the island for a closeup look at the keeper’s house and other facilities, including the island’s light Boatower.

Guests will learn the stories behind these 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.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted on board the vessel. There will be a cash bar, and light snacks will be available for purchase.

Cruise prices are $54 for members; $68 for nonmembers; $44 for children 6 to 12; $10 for children under 6. This includes museum admission. Advanced registration is required.

For more information, call 380-3806, email [email protected] or visit