The lighthouse was replaced by a light on a skeleton tower in 1935. The light, now solar powered, is still in use.
Tower Height: 22
Height of Focal Plane: 26
Description of Tower: Cylindrical white brick tower attached to keeper's house.
This light is not operational
1856 attached 1.5 story Colonial Cape keeper's house, 1905 brick oil house, boathouse.
Date Established: 1857
Date Present Tower Built: 1857
Date Deactivated: 1933
Optics: 1857: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Fog Signal: Fog bell.
Current Use: Private residence.
Open To Public? No.
This lighthouse is very difficult to view except by private boat or plane. It can't be seen from Flye Point in Brooklin because Flye Island blocks the view. It is possible, but NOT recommended, to walk out to the island from Flye Point at low tide. This sometimes requires some wading part of the way, and it MUST be timed around low tide. It's about a 40-50 minute walk out to the island. Island Soaring at the Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport on Route 3 in Trenton offers a lighthouse flight that goes over this lighthouse. Call (207) 667-SOAR or email email@example.com for information.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: Adelbert G. Webster (1877-1882); Howard P. Robbins (1882-1888); Roscoe G. Lopaus (1889-1895); Levi L. Farnham (1895-1900); Edward K. Tapley (1900-1915), Roscoe Chandler (c. 1920s)