Deer Island Thorofare Lighthouse   Leave a comment

Deer Island Thorofare Lighthouse (also called Mark Island Lighthouse) is in East Penobscot Bay, approximately one-mile off the Maine coast.  It was first lighted on New Years Day in 1858.  The best view of this light is from shipboard, and we were fortunate that Captain Doug Lee (captain of The Heritage) sailed a loop around the six-acre island so that we could get a good long look (and plenty of photos).

An especially unique feature of this lighthouse is that although square on the outside, the tower is round on the inside.  In the late 1950’s the attached keepers house was badly damaged by fire, and at that point the light was automated and everything other than what you see here was torn down.

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Posted July 21, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Seascapes

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