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BAKER ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: MT. DESERT ISLAND / SOMES SOUND APPROACH
Nearest City: ISLESFORD
County: HANCOCK
Year Station Established: 1828


Baker Island Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Year Automated: 1966
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL / EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 43/Height of Focal Plane: 105
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL (1855)
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Fog Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1.5; Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1895), SHINGLED FUEL HOUSE (1905), 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS, TOWER ONCE CONNECTED TO DWELLING VIA PASSAGEWAY

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD / NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (ISLAND)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK

Open to the Public? YES; SUMMERS National Register Status: LISTED
Name of Listing: BAKER ISLAND LIGHT STATION

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES ME-172

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