Acadia National ParkMaine boasts more than 70 lighthouses - an indication of the over 3,400 miles of shoreline that weaves in and out of craggy cliffs and cobble beaches along this rugged coast. Built on rocky promontories and offshore islands, the lighthouses have warned mariners of navigational hazards and beckoned them home since the 1800s. Then, waters bustled with ships carrying granite, lumber, and fish to distant ports and bringing goods back to Maine. Today, these lights signal to lobster boats, sailing schooners, tour boats, and cruise ships. Each light has a unique light pattern and color, allowing mariners to identify their locations based on the light's "fingerprint."Bass Harbor Head Light, built 1858, automated 1974, red light occulting (darkening) every four seconds.The original fifth order Fresnel lens was replaced in 1902 with a larger, fourth order lens. Use the path at the far end of the parking area to see the lighthouse from the perspective shown here.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 552919 N 4896743|
|Decimal Degrees||44.22200000, -68.33746667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 13.32', W 68° 20.248'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 13' 19.2" N, 68° 20' 14.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Lighthouse Rd, Tremont ME 04653, US|
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