Bass Harbor Head Light, ca. 1980

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The Bass Harbor Head Light is located in Bass Harbor. The station was established in 1858. The current tower (32 feet tall, 56 foot high focal plane) was built in 1858. The original optic was a 5th-order Fresnel, but now is 4th-order Fresnel. The lighthouse occults red 4 seconds (3 red, 1 darkness). The lighthouse is an active aid to U. S. Coast Guard navigation.

The lighthouse (1858), keeper's house (1858), oil house (1902), and barn (1905) are still standing.

Photo by A. D. Phillips

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  • Title: Bass Harbor Head Light, ca. 1980
  • Creator: Augustus D. Phillips & Son, Northeast harbor, ME
  • Creation Date: circa 1980
  • Subject Date: circa 1980
  • Location: Bass Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: JML PC 23956
  • Object Type: Image

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

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