Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Marking the entrance to Bass Harbor as well as Blue Hill Bay, the Bass Harbor Lighthouse on Mount Desert Island in Tremont, Maine was built in 1858. A fog bell and tower were added in 1876.
The lighthouse, situated on Acadia National Park land, stands 56 feet above mean high water and is accessible by car off of State Route 102A. The keeper's house is currently being used for Coast Guard housing.
As you arrive in the parking area, you will note a walking path to the left. This leads to a stairway that will take you down the face of the cliff to an oceanside observation area. The path to the right of the building leeds to a vantage point that provides a panoramic view of the ocean.
Only the grounds are open to the public. Occasional tours are conducted by the Tremont Historical Society. To inquire, call 207.244.9753.
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Specs:
Tower height: 32 feet
Focal plane height: 56 feet
Optic material: Fourth order Fresnel (1902)
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse Parking Area GPS:
Latitude 44.222568; Longitude -68.337273
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