Acadia National Park at Schoodic Peninsula including Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor, and more

The Egg Rock Lighthouse stands as a sentinal guiding navigators through the southern entrance to Maine's Frenchman Bay. Although it is in Winter Harbor, its position is actually closer to Mount Desert Island.

Egg Rock Lighthouse

The Egg Rock Lighthouse stands as a sentinal guiding navigators at the southern entrance to Maine's Frenchman Bay. Although it is in Winter Harbor, its position is actually closer to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island and can be seen from either side of the bay. In the photo above, the view is from Cadillac Mountain. Schoodic Peninsula is the larger land mass in the distance.

Egg Rock Lighthouse, built on 12.5 acre Egg Rock in 1875, is still active today and is owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 1.5 story wood keeper's house, also built in 1875, is actually an integrel part of the tower. The fog signal house, oil house, boathouse, and generator house were built later in 1904.

Basic Facts:

Station Established: 1875
Year Automated: 1976
Foundation Materials: Natural/emplaced
Construction Materials: Brick
Tower Height: 40 feet
Original Optic: Fifth Order Fresnel
Present Optic: 250 mm rotating
Focal Plane Height: 64 feet
Fog Signal Type: Horn/original steam
Access: Not open to the public

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(Information is per the National Park Service.)

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