The mission of the Maine Lighthouse Trust is to support Maine’s lighthouse organizations, preservation and restoration groups, nonprofits, and other affiliated organizations to save Maine’s iconic lighthouses and lighthouse heritage through restoration and education for current and future generations via an annual grant program funded by proceeds from Maine’s first lighthouse specialty license plate.
The Maine Lighthouse Trust will endeavor to support those who:
Honor the irreplaceable historic legacy of our lighthouses throughout the state of Maine with their preservation/restoration efforts.
Honor the maritime heritage of the keepers and their families who have kept mariners safe for generations.
Foster public awareness of Maine’s historic lighthouses through education, publication, and museums.
Recognize and promote the intrinsic value of these icons and the communities in which they are located.