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Bass Harbor Head postcard face - click to enlarge

Bass Harbor Head postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Bass Harbor Head

State: ME
Year established: 1858
Latitude: 44 deg 13 min 19 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 20 min 14 sec W
Height above sea level: 56 feet

Original construction:
32-foot brick tower, covered walkway to keeper's house

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Light characteristic:
Alternating 4 seconds red; 4 seconds dark.

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), p.100
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 82-83