Bear Island Light
|Location||Bear Island (Maine)|
|Year first constructed||1839|
|Year first lit||1889 (current structure)|
|Tower shape||Cylindrical attached to Work Room and Dwelling|
|Markings / pattern||White|
|Height||31 feet (9.4 m)|
|Original lens||5th order Fresnel|
|Range||10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 5s|
Bear Island Light Station
|Nearest city||Northeast Harbor, Maine|
|Architect||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|MPS||Light Stations of Maine MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||88000043|
|Added to NRHP||March 14, 1988|
Bear Island Light is a lighthouse on Bear Island near Mt. Desert Island, at the entrance to Northeast Harbor, Maine. It was first established in 1839. The present structure was built in 1889. It was deactivated in 1981 and relit as a Private Aid to Navigation by the Friends of Acadia National Park in 1989.
Bear Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Bear Island Light Station on March 14, 1988, reference number 88000043.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-05.
- United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 0.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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