Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society
This black and white postcard depicts Bear Island near Northeast Harbor.
Mariners approaching Mount Desert Island from the east via the Eastern Way, and from the west, along the Western Way, have a clear view of Bear Island and its light house standing at the entrance to Northeast Harbor.
First established as a lighthouse in 1839, the present structure was built in 1889 and discontinued by the Coast Guard by 1989. With its light flashing every five seconds, it continues (in 2012) to operate as a private aid to navigation.
The inscription on the front of the postcard reads, "How is Harvey today? Isn't it dreadful about him. Marjory"
This postcard was mailed from Dark Harbor, Maine to Mr. H. T. Sawyer, in Millbridge, Maine.
About This Item
- Title: Bear Island, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1905
- Creator: H.C. Leighton Co
- Creation Date: circa 1905
- Subject Date: circa 1905
- Local Name: Northeast Harbor
- Town: Mount Desert
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 14 cm
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Bear Island (Hancock County, Me.)
- Harbor views--Maine--Northeast Harbor
- Postcards--Maine--Northeast Harbor
For more information about this item, contact:Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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