Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse

Above photo by Acadia Realty Group

Blue Hill Bay Light is a lighthouse on Green Island in Blue Hill Bay, Maine. It was first established in 1857. The present skeleton structure was built in 1935. It is also known as "Sand Island Light" or Eggemoggin Light".
The original 1857 structure still stands near the current light. It is a white cylindrical tower with an attached keeper's residence. - Wikipedia

Location: ON GREEN ISLAND/BLUE HILL BAY
Station Established: 1857
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1857
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1935
Deactivated:
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE??
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Markings/Pattern: CYLINDRICAL
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1857

Historical Information:

Also known as: Sand Island Light or Eggemoggin Light

  • 1856-57 – Light station built.
  • 1905 – Oil House built.
  • 1935 – 4th order lens removed, 5th order lens placed on skeletal steel tower.

Keepers:

  • Adelbert G. Webster (1877-1882)
  • Howard P. Robbins (1882-1888)
  • Roscoe G. Lopaus (1889-1895)
  • Levi L. Farnham (1895-1900)
  • Edwin K. Tapley (1900-1913)
  • Roscoe Chandler (c. 1920s)

PHOTO COURTESY OF ACADIA REALTY GROUP

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.

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