Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine
Located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, this lighthouse is located at the southwestern tip of the island. The location of the light provides a guide into Bass Harbor as well as marking the southeastern entrance into Blue Hill Bay. The lighthouse is easily accessible and is visited by thousands of tourists each year.Read More
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Congress appropriated $5,000 for the construction of this light and in 1857 2.5 acres of land were acquired for $80 (what a bargain!).