Bear Island Light off Mt. Desert Island

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Bear Island Light off Mt. Desert Island

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Description

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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bear Island Light off Mt. Desert Island
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Bear Island, Northeast Harbor
  • Town: Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 13 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Great Harbor Maritime Museum
124 Main St, PO Box 145, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-5262
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