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Baker Island Light, Lightkeeper's House, Just east of Cranberry Isles, at entrance to Frenc, Baker Island, Hancock County, ME



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Item Title


Location
at entrance to Frenc, Baker Island, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Keeper's Houses
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Gilley, William
Edwards, Arthur Lee H., Field Team
England, Stephen A., Delineator
Roberts, Lennard, Delineator
Cheek, Richard, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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