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Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Acadian Lights

 
 
Acadian Lights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
1. Acadian Lights Marker
Inscription. Mount Desert Island's coastal waters have always held dangers for boats and ships - rocky shoreline, hidden ledges, and small islands that hide in the fog.
Since 1875, Egg Rock Lighthouse perched on the craggy island before you, has helped guide vessels safely into Frenchman Bay. Among the hardships lighthouse keepers faced was fierce weather. Storm waves periodically swept over the low-lying island, washing away out-buildings, flooding the keeper's quarters, breaking windows, and tearing away railings and walkways. In June of 1895, the fog signal sounded for 105 continuous hours.
The U.S. Coast Guard automated the light in 1976. Today its red beacon and mournful fog signal continue to warn vessels away from the dangerous ledges of Egg Rock.
 
Location. 44° 21.6′ N, 68° 11.3′ W. Marker is in Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the right. Click for map. Marker is on the loop drive of Acadia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peregrine Falcons Return to Acadia (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (approx. one mile away); Forever Protected
Rugged coast line of Mount Desert Island with fog. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
2. Rugged coast line of Mount Desert Island with fog.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Cadillac Mountain (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Village Burying Ground (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bar Harbor.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
 
View of rugged coastline. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
3. View of rugged coastline.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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