View from Moosepeak Light, Jonesport, ca. 1920

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Moose Peak Light Station, located on Mistake Island, was also known as Mistake Island Light, Head Harbor Light and Moose-a-bec Light.

The rocky 27-acre Mistake Island is about five miles southeast of Jonesport. The original light station was established in 1826.

The present tower, 57 feet high, 18 feet in diameter, and standing about 32 feet above mean sea level, was built in 1851.

The photo shows the Keeper’s House with part of the boardwalk and covered boardwalk between the house and the light tower. About half the length of the walk was covered. The house and the boardwalk were built in 1903, replacing an earlier house.

The Keeper’s House was blown up in 1982 by a government military team.

All that is left of Moose Peak Light Station is the brick and masonry light tower on four acres of land. The rest of Mistake Island belongs to the Nature Conservancy.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: View from Moosepeak Light, Jonesport, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Jonesport, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.101122
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

The copyright and related rights status of this item have not been evaluated. Please contact the contributing repository for more information.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.