Light Keeper’s Station in Isle Au Haut on the Market 

After spending 26 years on a light keeper’s station in Isle Au Haut they’re ready to pass on the magic to someone else.But as Meghan Hayward tells us, there is plenty this lighthouse keeping couple will miss.Jeffrey and Judith Burke have operated an antique light keeper’s station on Isle Au Haut as a bed and breakfast for 26 years.But now they are ready to retire and have put it on the market.They say there will be plenty they will miss.”Wonderful. I mean we sleep right up here and we just hear the ocean and it’s nice being off the grid and off the road because you really have this unbelievable calm and peaceful environment.”The lighthouse was built in 1907 and was the last one built in Maine.”They needed a safe harbor until the weather changed so that’s why this one was built. Each one had its own reason for being built.”The lighthouse is still functioning and completely energy independent.”Like everything else here it’s powered by photovoltaics. We’re off the grid here.”The Burkes enjoy doing volunteer work and say the inn let them travel to Central America with several different organizations.”It’s a big job, an enjoyable one. And when it was good to us we had the Inn open for only about 5 to 6 months out of the year.”They say the new owners will be getting something special.”It’s the magic in the rock baby. This is not like any ordinary old chunk of land. There’s something going on here that transcends to whoever just happens to own it at any given moment in history.”