Vermont Lighthouses

Even though Vermont does not have a coastline dotted with lighthouses, it does have six lighthouses on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. Of these, the oldest is the Isle la Motte Light (1829), and the tallest is the Windmill Point Light (1858) at 40 feet.

Name Image Location Year first lit Year deactivated Focal Height
Burlington Breakwater North Light Burlington 1857
(Original)
2003
(Current)
Active 035 35 ft (11 m)
Burlington Breakwater South Light Burlington 1857
(Original)
2003
(Current)
Active 012 12 ft (3.7 m)
Colchester Reef Light Shelburne 1871 1933 035 35 ft (11 m)
Isle La Motte Light Isle La Motte 1856
(Original)
1881
(Current)
Unknown 025 25 ft (7.6 m)
Juniper Island Light N/A South Burlington 1826
(Original)
1846
(Current)
1954 025 25 ft (7.6 m)
Maxfield Point Light N/A Orleans 1879 Unknown 025 40 ft (12 m)
Newport Wharf Light N/A Orleans 1879 Unknown 025 37 ft (11 m)
Windmill Point Light N/A Isle La Motte 1830
(Original)
1858
(Current)
Active
(Inactive: 1931-2002)
025 40 ft (12 m)
Whipple Point Light N/A Orleans 1879 1906 025 25 ft (7.6 m)


Lighthouses and Coastal Attractions of Northern New England: New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont:
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With more than 360 color photos and maps, this image-rich guide covers all 76 lighthouse locations in the New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. For tourists, historians, lighthouse enthusiasts, and other travelers, here are practical directions and historical tidbits not only on the lighthouses, but on the tours, attractions, and other sites of interest in the coastal communities these beacons have long protected. Enjoy boat cruises, organizations involved in local lighthouse preservation, and plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions and entertainment, including attractions off the beaten path like snack shacks or strange amusements.