Curtis Island Light
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Curtis Island Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1835

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1896

Year Automated: 1972

Shape: Cylindrical

Tower Height: 25   ft.

Original Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 300mm

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1889
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Farmhouse
      Construction Materials: Wood



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Curtis Island Lighthouse
Camden, ME

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Last Visited: January, 2006

History:
Curtis Island Lighthouse sits on Curtis Island, which marks the south entrance to Camden Harbor. The island was once owned by the publisher of the Saturday Evening Post, Cyrus Curtis (thus the name of the island). In 1972 the town of Camden took over control of the lighthouse. It is a public park that is accessible only by boat.

This 25 foot tall brick tower with small entrance building is located on the south side of the entrance to Camden Harbor in Penobscot Bay. Originally constructed in 1835, it was rebuilt in 1896 to its present form. The farmhouse style, wooden keeper's dwelling built in 1889 sits nearby. The original fourth-order Fresnel lens was replaced by a 300 mm solar powered lens in 1994. The fourth-order lens is on display at the Camden Public Library.

Source: Internet Public Library

Latitude/Longitude: 44.201374,-69.048904

Nearest Address: 16 Beacon Ave, Camden, ME

Directions:
  • The best views are from a boat but in winter months with the foliage off the trees you can get views of the lighthouse from Bayview Ave in Camden.
  • Take Route 1 into Camden and turn onto Bayview Rd.
  • In about 0.9 miles Beacon Rd. comes in from the right. Off to the left you should see the lighthouse through the trees.
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  • To see by boat, take Route 1 north out of Rockland, Maine and you will end up in the center of Camden. From there walk to the piers. There are multiple boat tour companies there. In addition, check out our Lighthouse Tours page for information of boat tours in the Maine/Camden area.


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