- Beacon's Nest
About the ECHL's best mascot!
Beacon the Puffin first flew into Portland in August of 2018 to become the official mascot of the Maine Mariners!
A multi-talented bird, you won't find Beacon hibernating with the rest of his fellow Atlantic Puffins. Instead, you can find him at the Cross Insurance Arena all fall, winter, and spring, leading Mariners fans as their cheer on their favorite team.
Beacon is also active in the community year-round, visiting schools, businesses, and hospitals, marching in parades, and much more across the state of Maine!
Beacon’s hometown is Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine – one of the largest puffin nesting locations in the state. Beacon’s favorite food is herring, favorite song is “Free as a Bird,” by the Beatles, and favorite TV Show is “Puffin Rock”.
The Atlantic Puffin is a species that makes its home in Maine in numbers of more than 4,000 each summer, according to VisitMaine.com. According to National Geographic, the average puffin weighs 17.5 ounces and stands 10 inches tall. Puffins have penguin-like body coloring with colorful beaks and triangular marks around their eyes. Puffins excel in both swimming and flight.
Big Room Studios, a Portland-based creative technology company which created the Mariners logo, helped with Beacon's design. Commercial Costumes in North Yarmouth – which also made Slugger the Sea Dog, produced Beacon.