Monday, December 11, 2017

Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse

Location: ON GREEN ISLAND/BLUE HILL BAY 
Station Established: 1857 
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1857 
Operational? NO 
Automated? YES 1935 
Deactivated: 
Foundation Materials: CONCRETE?? 
Construction Materials: BRICK 
Tower Shape: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN 
Markings/Pattern: CYLINDRICAL 
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED 
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1857

Historical Information:

  • Also known as: Sand Island Light or Eggemoggin Light
  • 1856-57 – Light station built.
  • 1905 – Oil House built.
  • 1935 – 4th order lens removed, 5th order lens placed on skeletal steel tower.

Keepers:

  • Adelbert G. Webster (1877-1882)
  • Howard P. Robbins (1882-1888)
  • Roscoe G. Lopaus (1889-1895)
  • Levi L. Farnham (1895-1900)
  • Edwin K. Tapley (1900-1913)
  • Roscoe Chandler (c. 1920s)

Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society - Content Provided by USCG