MaineWideWeb.com
   Maine Business Directory
Bangor Region
Belfast Area
Bethel
Blue Hill Peninsula
BoothBay Harbor Region
Damariscotta
Deer Isle & Stonington
Franklin County
Freeport
Greater Portland Region
Greater Waterville Region
Katahdin
Moosehead Lakes Region
Ogunquit
Old Orchard Beach
Oxford
Pemaquid Area
Penobscot Bay
Presque Isle
River Valley
Schoodic Peninsula
Sebago Lakes Region
Southwest Harbor
Wells
Winthrop
York
MAINE ATTRACTIONS - LIGHTHOUSES
Categories : 45
Baker Island Bass Harbor Bluehill Bay
Boon Island Browns Head Burnt Island
Cape Elizabeth Cape Neddick Curtis Island
Deer Island / Mark Island Dice Head Doubling Point
Eagle Island Egg Rock Fort Point
Goat Island Goose Rocks Grindle Points
Heron Neck Indian Island Kennebec River Range
Marshall Point Matinicus Rock Monhegan Island
Moose Peak Mt. Desert Rock Owls Head
Pemaquid Point Perkins Island Petit Manan
Pond Island Portland Breakwater Portland Head
Prospect Harbor Ram Island Ram Island Ledge
Rockland Breakwater Rockland Harbor Southwest Seguin Island
Spring Point Ledge Squirrel Point Tenants Harbor
Two Bush Island West Quoddy Whitehead
Tanants Harbor Light
Known among are residents as "Jamie Wyeth's place", the lighthouse is located at the east end of 22-acre Southern Island at the harbor entrance. The 27-foot brick tower was built in 1857 and is connected to the keeper's house by a passageway. A fourth-order Fresnel lens was originally installed and an oil house added in 1906.

The pyramidal bell tower now serves as Wyeth's studio. The light was discontinued in 1934 and offered at auction; several owners preceded the purchase by Andrew Wyeth. His son, Jamie, now owns the property. The lighthouse and keeper's dwelling have been restored and beautifully maintained.

Although the buildings can be seen distantly from the public landing at Tenants Harbor, trees often obscure any view of the lighthouse; best viewing is by boat as the lighthouse is on the eastern side of the island. Specialty excursions from Camden to view lights in the Muscle Ridge Channel pass this lighthouse.

Home :: Advertise :: Link to us :: Contact us :: About us

    © 2013 mainewideweb.com All Rights Reserved Privacy Statement