The Burnt Island Light, built in 1821, is the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Maine.[2] It hosts a living history museum run by the state Department of Marine Resources.[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Burnt Island Light Station on November 23, 1977, reference number 77000139.

The Burnt Island Light, built in 1821, is the second oldest surviving lighthouse in Maine.[2] It hosts a living history museum run by the state Department of Marine Resources.[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Burnt Island Light Station on November 23, 1977, reference number 77000139.

Burnt Island Lighthouse Tours: Maine Department of Marine Resources

Burnt Island Lighthouse Tours: Maine Department of Marine Resources

Burnt Island Light, Maine Imaging photo

Burnt Island Light, Maine Imaging photo

Burnt Island Lighthouse, Maine at Lighthousefriends.com

Burnt Island Lighthouse, Maine at Lighthousefriends.com

Burnt Island - Looking South to Squirrel Island

Burnt Island - Looking South to Squirrel Island

November 29, 1875 – “Heavy gale of wind with snow squalls from the northwest came on early in the morning. Wind continues blowing fearfully all through the night and very cold. Much vapor flying. Schooner James Somes of Portland while trying to work into the harbor under very short sail was capsized between the light and Tumbler Island and sank in ten fathoms of water. The captain was drowned, the rest, four in number, were saved by boats coming from the windward. Could not board her from…

November 29, 1875 – “Heavy gale of wind with snow squalls from the northwest came on early in the morning. Wind continues blowing fearfully all through the night and very cold. Much vapor flying. Schooner James Somes of Portland while trying to work into the harbor under very short sail was capsized between the light and Tumbler Island and sank in ten fathoms of water. The captain was drowned, the rest, four in number, were saved by boats coming from the windward. Could not board her from…

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