Contributed by Great Harbor Maritime Museum
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Bear Island Light was established in 1839, and approved by President Martin Van Buren. The construction of the lighthouse cost $3000. The original lighthouse was a stone house with a tower on top. It burned in 1852, and in 1853 a brick tower was built at one end of the house. Thecurrent tower and keeper's dwelling was constructed in 1889. Its original optic was a fifth order Fresnel. This postcard was taken from near the present Clifton Dock in Northeast Harbor.
About This Item
- Title: Bear Island Light off Mt. Desert Island
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Cranberry Isles, Hancock County, ME
- Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 13 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bear Island (Hancock County, Me.)
- Bear Island Lighthouse (Hancock County, Me.)
- Mount Desert Island (Me.)
- Cranberry Isles (Me. : Islands)
For more information about this item, contact:Great Harbor Maritime Museum
124 Main St, PO Box 145, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
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