Baker Island Light, Lightkeeper's House, Just east of Cranberry Isles, at entrance to Frenc, Baker Island, Hancock County, ME
at entrance to Frenc, Baker Island, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS ME-172
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-60).
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Significance: The first Baker Island Lighthouse began operation in 1828 with William Gilley as lightkeeper. With the election of a Whig president in 1848, Gilley was replaced, and by 1855 the light and the keeper's dwelling had been rebuilt at a cost of $4,963. In 1903 the wooden light tower was reinforced by a 4" brick wall, and in 1958 the light was made automatic, leaving the keeper's house abandoned.
Edwards, Arthur Lee H., Field Team
England, Stephen A., Delineator
Roberts, Lennard, Delineator
Cheek, Richard, Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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