Years ago I became fascinated with lighthouses and began to collect different things with lighthouses. There are over seventy lighthouses in Maine, and this year I visited Bass Harbor Light Station.
The lighthouse is along a cliff in Acadia National Park. It was built in 1858 and still stands today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1988. The lighthouse belongs to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Bass Harbor is the only light house on Mount Desert Island and is automated. While visiting Maine, we heard locals pronounce Desert like desert and like dessert. Either way, I love the name.
In my opinion, Bass Harbor Light Station is a national treasure. I didn't get to go inside the lighthouse, but I found the area to be inspirational. I'd like to share a few pictures today.