Bass Harbor Head Light
Five thousand dollars was appropriated and this 32-foot lighthouse was built. It served to warn mariners of the Bass Harbor Bar at the eastern entrance to the harbor and to mark the entrance to Blue Hill Bay.
Now the residence of a Coast Guard family, visitors are asked to respect the privacy of the family. A path leads down to the granite boulders neighboring the light station. To get a good view of the light it is necessary to climb over the rocks. Sightseeing cruises offer a chance to see the light.
Location: Bass Harbor