Nash Island Light

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Nash Island Light
Nash Island Light Maine.JPG
US Coast Guard photo
Nash Island Light is located in Maine
Nash Island Light
Location Pleasant Bay, Maine
Coordinates 44°27′51.1″N 67°44′50.1″W / 44.464194°N 67.747250°W / 44.464194; -67.747250Coordinates: 44°27′51.1″N 67°44′50.1″W / 44.464194°N 67.747250°W / 44.464194; -67.747250
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens[1]

Nash Island Light is a lighthouse on Nash Island at the entrance to Pleasant Bay in Maine.


It was first established in 1838. The present structure was built in 1874. It was replaced by a buoy in 1982. The USCG historical site says that it included a one-room schoolhouse, although that's hard to understand on a small offshore island.


  • John Wass (1847–1853)
  • Daniel Curtis (1853-unknown)
  • Enos D. Wass (1865–1872)
  • Edwin K. Heath (1872–1876)
  • Nehemiah Guptill (1876–1881)
  • Roscoe G. Lophaus (1881–1883)
  • Charles S. Holt (1883–1902)
  • Osmond Cummings
  • Allen Carter Holt (1910–1916)
  • John Purington (1916–1935)
  • Edwin Pettegrow (c. 1930s)
  • Larson Alley (unknown-1947)
  • Edward Wallace (1947–1958)


  1. ^ a b "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-06. 

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