Chris J LeBlanc Photography - Lighthouses
Providing details and historical information of lighthouse pictures taken during my travels
Winter Harbor Lighthouse
Mark Island, Maine
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© 2011 - Chris J LeBlanc Photographer
Location: Located on Mark Island in Winter Harbor.
Latitude: N 44.36143
Longitude: W 68.08764
Year Constructed: 1856. Inactive since 1933.
Tower Height: 19 feet Focal Plane: 37 feet
Round brick tower with lantern and gallery, attached by a brick workroom to a 2-story Victorian wood keeper's house (1876). Tower painted white, lantern black.
- Station Established: 1856
- Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1856
- Foundation Materials: BRICK
- Construction Materials: BRICK/ASPHALT
- Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
- Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1856
The lighthouse went into service on January 1, 1857. Attached to the tower was a wood-frame, one-and-one-half-story keeper’s dwelling, painted brown. For many years, the station also had a fog bell with automatic striking machinery.
A new wood-frame, one-and-one-half-story house was constructed in 1876, just north of the original dwelling. A boathouse, 12 by 20 feet, was added built in 1878, and an oil house was added to the station in 1905.
In August 1933, the light was discontinued and replaced by a lighted buoy to the southeast. In 1934, George Harmon of Bar Harbor bought the property at auction for $552.
Private residence. In 1995, novelist and retired banker William C. Holden bought the lighthouse and restored it, putting it in excellent condition. Holden sold the lighthouse in 2004.