Baker Island Light, off Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by Jesup Memorial Library

Description

Baker Island Light is located on Baker Island. The station was established in 1828. The current tower (43 feet tall) was built in 1855. The keeper's house (1855), oil house (1895), and fuel house (1905) are still standing. The lighthouse is not active in navigation anymore. It was replaced by an offshore buoy in 2002. It is now a historic light station.

Copyright W. H. Ballard, S. W. Harbor, ME

Willis H. Ballard is the photographer that took this image. He was born in Portland in 1907 and moved to Southwest Harbor in 1934 where he was a scenic photographer for about 45 years. Mr. Ballard died in 1980. His photographs were featured in several popular magazines and were displayed at major exhibits.

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About This Item

  • Title: Baker Island Light, off Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Ballard, Willis H.
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Local Name: Great Cranberry Island
  • Town: Cranberry Isles
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 13.75 cm x 8.75 cm
  • Local Code: JML PC 23941
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4245
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