Tremont in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
A Steadfast 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. Touch 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bass Harbor Head Light (a few steps from this marker); Bass Harbor Head Light Station (a few steps from this marker); Mariners Beware! (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bass Harbor Head Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Natural Seawall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Carriage Roads - Building the Roads (approx. 6.7 miles away); Somes Sound (approx. 6.8 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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Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4, 5. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 6. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.