BASS HARBOR HEAD

Year Established:
1858
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
JPG (image/jpeg)
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society

LOCATION

Location:
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND
Latitude:
44° 13.3'
Longitude:
68° 20.3'
City / Town:
BASS HARBOR
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
HANCOCK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
National Park Service - Acadia National Park
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. BASS HARBOR HEAD
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
56
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
32
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1898
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1858
Keeper's Quarters Style:
T-SHAPE (ATTACHED)
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
BRICK OIL HOUSE (1902)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1974
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

Transferred to Acadia National Park in 2018.

Information from www.newenglandlighthouses.net


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017