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23 Spectacular Lighthouses in DownEast Acadia Maine to Photograph

23 Spectacular Lighthouses in DownEast Acadia Maine to Photograph

Across 100 miles as the crow flies from Bucksport to Calais is an unbelievable 2,330 miles of coastline. With 5,600 square miles from end to end, DownEast Acadia offers visitors lots of room for exploration. DownEast Acadia is home to 23 beautiful lighthouses. In this blog post, we showcase each of these stunning lighthouses!

Baker Island Light

  • Location: Cranberry Isles (Baker Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.2381°N 68.1990°W
  • Year First Lit: 1828 (Former) 1855 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 105 ft (32 m)
  • Location: Here

Bass Harbor Head Light

  • Location: Tremont (Mount Desert Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.2218°N 68.3373°W
  • Year First Lit: 1858
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 56 ft (17 m)
  • Location: Here

Bear Island Light

  • Location: Cranberry Isles (Bear Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.2838°N 68.270°W
  • Year First Lit: 1839 (Former) 1889 (Current)
  • Activity: Active (Inactive: 1981–1989)
  • Focal Height: 100 ft (30 m)
  • Location: Here

Burnt Coat Harbor Light

  • Location: Swan’s Island (Hockamock Head)
  • Coordinates: 44.1341°N 68.4472°W
  • Year First Lit: 1872
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 75 ft (23 m)
  • Location: Here

Deer Island Thorofare Light

  • Location: Stonington (Penobscot Bay)
  • Coordinates: 44.1344°N 68.7033°W
  • Year First Lit: 1857
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 52 ft (16 m)
  • Location: Here

Dice Head Light

  • Location: Castine
  • Coordinates: 44.3827°N 68.8186°W
  • Year First Lit: 1829
  • Activity: Active (Inactive: 1937–2007)
  • Focal Height: 134 ft (41 m)
  • Location: Here

Eagle Island Light

  • Location: Eagle Island (Penobscot Bay)
  • Coordinates: 44.2176°N 68.7678°W
  • Year First Lit: 1838 (Former) 1858 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 23 ft (7.0 m)
  • Location: Here

Egg Rock Light

  • Location: Frenchman Bay
  • Coordinates: 44.3539°N 68.1383°W
  • Year First Lit: 1875
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 64 ft (20 m)
  • Location: Here

Great Duck Island Light

  • Location: Frenchboro (Great Duck Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.1420°N 68.2458°W
  • Year First Lit: 1890
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 67 ft (20 m)
  • Location: Here

Isle Au Haut Light

  • Location: Isle au Haut
  • Coordinates: 44.0647°N 68.6514°W
  • Year First Lit: 1907
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 48 ft (15 m)
  • Location: Here

Libby Island Light

  • Location: Machiasport (Machias Bay)
  • Coordinates: 44.5683°N 67.3674°W
  • Year First Lit: 1822 (Former) 1848 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 91 ft (28 m)
  • Location: Here

Little River Light

  • Location: Cutler
  • Coordinates: 44.6509°N 67.1921°W
  • Year First Lit: 1846 (Former) 1876 (Current)
  • Activity: Active (Inactive: 1975–2001)
  • Focal Height: 56 ft (17 m)
  • Location: Here

Lubec Channel Light

  • Location: Lubec
  • Coordinates: 44.8421°N 66.9766°W
  • Year First Lit: 1890
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 53 ft (16 m)
  • Location: Here

Moose Peak Light

  • Location: Mistake Island
  • Coordinates: 44.4746°N 67.5320°W
  • Year First Lit: 1827 (Former) 1851 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 72 ft (22 m)
  • Location: Here

Mount Desert Light

  • Location: Mount Desert Rock (Near Mount Desert Island)
  • Coordinates: 43.9686°N 68.1283°W
  • Year First Lit: 1830 (Former) 1847 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 75 ft (23 m)
  • Location: Here

Narraguagus Light

  • Location: Narraguagus Bay
  • Coordinates: 44.456°N 67.8312°W[20]
  • Year First Lit: 1853
  • Activity: Deactivated in 1934
  • Focal Height: 54 ft (16 m)
  • Location: Here

Nash Island Light

  • Location: Pleasant Bay
  • Coordinates: 44.4643°N 67.7473°W[22]
  • Year First Lit: 1838 (Former) 1874 (Current)
  • Activity: Deactivated in 1982
  • Focal Height: 51 ft (16 m)
  • Location: Here

Petit Manan Light

  • Location: Milbridge (Petit Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.3676°N 67.8644°W
  • Year First Lit: 1817 (Former) 1855 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 123 ft (37 m)
  • Location: Here

Prospect Harbor Point Light

  • Location: Gouldsboro (Prospect Harbor)
  • Coordinates: 44.4034°N 68.0130°W
  • Year First Lit: 1850 (Former) 1891 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 42 ft (13 m)
  • Location: Here

Pumpkin Island Light

  • Location: Deer Isle (Pumpkin Island)
  • Coordinates: 44.3092°N 68.7428°W
  • Year First Lit: 1854
  • Activity: Deactivated in 1933
  • Focal Height: Unknown
  • Location: Here

West Quoddy Head Light

  • Location: Lubec
  • Coordinates: 44.8151°N 66.9507°W
  • Year First Lit: 1808 (Former) 1858 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 83 ft (25 m)
  • Location: Here

Whitlocks Mill Light

  • Location: St. Croix River
  • Coordinates: 45.1626°N 67.2274°W
  • Year First Lit: 1892 (Former) 1910 (Current)
  • Activity: Active
  • Focal Height: 32 ft (9.8 m)
  • Location: Here

Winter Harbor Light

  • Location: Winter Harbor
  • Coordinates: 44.3614°N 68.0876°W
  • Year First Lit: 1856
  • Activity: 1933
  • Focal Height: 37 ft (11 m)
  • Location: Here

Blog Post by:

Tom Riley (Founder and CEO of Whereaboutss)

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