Tremont in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
A Stedfast Light
In the nineteenth century, the waters near this light station bustled with merchant ships, fishing vessels, and schooners, which carried granite, fish, lumber, and lyme to distant ports, or brought goods from around the world back to Maine.
Many of the islands you see were once inhabited by people who made their living from the surrounding sea. By 1860, nearly one in five Maine residents was a mariner. Today, Swan Island is the only island in view with a year-round population.
As ships and commerce have changed, the light station has been automated, but never darkened.
Location. 44° 13.32′ N, 68° 20.231′ W. Marker is in Tremont, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Lighthouse Road, Bass Harbor ME 04653, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bass Harbor Head Light (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bass Harbor Head Light (within Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Somes Sound (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gateway to Acadia (approx. 7.9 miles away); Glacial Freight (approx. 9.1 miles away); Alessandro Fabbri, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. (approx. 9.5 miles away); Linking oceans, rivers and lakes (approx. 9.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Bass Harbor Head Light - Wikipedia. The history of Bass Harbor Head Light dates to 1855, when it was determined that there was sufficient reason for a lighthouse at the mouth of Bass Harbor. In 1858, the U.S. Congress appropriated $5,000 for construction of the lighthouse. In 1876, construction was completed on a fog bell and tower, since removed. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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