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Tenants Harbor postcard face - click to enlarge

Tenants Harbor postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Tenants Harbor

State: ME
Year established: 1857
Latitude: 43 deg 57 min 40 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 11 min 5 sec W
Height above sea level: 65 feet

Original construction:
27-foot brick tower and keeper's house on Southern Island

Decommissioned in 1933

The tower and keeper's house were sold at auction to a private citizen. It was later purchased by the artist Andrew Wyeth and his wife, and since 1990 is the home of their son, Jamie Wyeth and his wife.

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 22-23