Indian Island Light was discontinued in 1934 and has been in private hands ever since. It was replaced by an automatic light on nearby Lowell Rock.
Description of Tower: White square brick tower with black cast iron lantern, attached to keeper's house.
This light is not operational
1850 1.5 story brick and wood frame keeper's house, 1904 oil house, 1888 fuel house, two storage buildings.
1850: lantern on roof of present keeper's house.
Date Established: 1850
Date Present Tower Built: 1875
Date Deactivated: 1934
Optics: 1856: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Private residence.
Open To Public? No.
From US Route 1 in Rockport: At the juncture of US 1 and ME 90, turn east onto West Street. Turn left on Pascals Avenue. Cross over the Goose River Bridge to Main Street, make a U-turn and head back on Pascals Avenue. Just past the end of the bridge, turn left on Andre Street. Go downhill to the Rockport Marine Park where there is ample free parking. The lighthouse can be seen, fairly distantly, at the entrance to the harbor. Better views are available from cruises in the area. Most of the special lighthouse cruises on board the Lively Lady Too out of Camden offer views of Indian Island Light; call the Elms Bed and Breakfast at (207) 236-6520 or (800) 755-ELMS, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. You can also take a day sail on the classic yacht Shantih II out of Rockport; call (800) 599-8605 or email email@example.com for more information. To find out about other area cruises contact the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce at (207) 236-4404.
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Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Keepers: David Sargent (1850); Silas Piper (1850-1853); William McLaughlin (1853-1857); Richard Grinnell (1857-1859); Joseph Small (1875-1881); Knot C. Perry (1881-1894, died in service); David S. Arey (1894-1902); Edmund Coffin (1902-1914); Charles E. B. Stanley (1914-1921); Leroy S. Elwell (1921-1925); William Foster Reed (1925-1933).