Egg Rock Lighthouse

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The most famous lighthouse in Acadia – and one of the most photographed in all of Maine – is the one nestled over on the western side of Mount Desert Island at the mouth of Bass Harbor. It is for good reason that Bass Harbor Light is so popular… it is classically New England, and it is relatively accessible to anyone interested in navigating a couple of dozen pretty steep stairs. This post contains a few images of what may be a less accessible Acadia lighthouse, but one that is no less spectacular… Egg Rock Light.

Built in 1875 on the 12.5 acre Egg Rock, this 40 foot high working light is seen here standing guard over the waters of Frenchman Bay with the Schoodic Peninsula in the background. This lighthouse is not open to the public, but you can admire it while rocking in a boat, or as I did by parking myself at one of the many magnificent Loop Road overlooks. I used my 70-200mm lens to reach out and try to capture the essence of how remote this lighthouse is, and although I was shooting toward the sun and into some hazy early morning light, I kind of like how these images turned out.

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