Two Bush Island Light
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Two Bush Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1897

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1897

Year Automated: 1964

Shape: Square

Tower Height: 42   ft.

Original Optic: 5th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: DCB-224

Existing Keepers Quarters? No



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Two Bush Island Lighthouse
Near Spruce Head, Maine

Cyberlights Lighthouses - Two Bush Island Lighthouse

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History:
Built in 1897 to mark the entrance to Two Bush Channel in the Penobscot Bay, Two Bush Island Light was an isolated and rough assignment for keepers. The island was named for two lone pines, now gone, that served as day beacons before the building of the 42-foot square lighthouse.

Two Bush Island Light was automated in 1964 and the keepers were removed. In 1970 the Coast Guard allowed the Green Berets to destroy the keeper's house as a demolition exercise.

The light was converted to solar power in the summer of 2000.

Today Two Bush Island Light stands alone on the stark island, still an important aid to navigation. Under the Maine Lights Program the lighthouse became the property of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1998. The lighthouse can be seen only by boat or from the air.

Source: New England Lighthouses - A Virtual Guide

Latitude/Longitude: 43.964376,-69.07376

Directions:
  • This lighthouse can only be seen from boat or air. Check out our Lighthouse Tours page for information of boat tours in in Maine.


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