Nash Island Light, Nash Island, Pleasant Bay, Maine
Built in 1838.
NASH ISLAND LIGHT
SE MOUTH OF PLEASANT BAY
Station Established: 1838
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1874
Automated? YES 1958
Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL 1874
- This station included a one-room schoolhouse.
- 1838 – Lighthouse built.
- 1874 – Current tower built, 4th order Fresnel installed.
- 1875 – Keeper’s house built.
- 1888 – Fog bell installed.
- 1946 – Characteristic changed from fixed red to flashing white. The fog bell was discontinued.
- 1958 – Lighthouse automated. All structures, except the tower itself, dismantled.
- 1982 – Lighthouse discontinued, replaced by an offshore buoy.
- John Wass (1847-1853)
- Daniel Curtis (1853-unknown)
- Enos D. Wass (1865-1872)
- Edwin K. Heath (1872-1876)
- Nehemiah Guptill (1876-1881)
- Roscoe G. Lophaus (1881-1883)
- Charles S. Holt (1883-1902)
- Osmond Cummings
- Allen Carter Holt (1910-1916)
- John Purington (1916-1935)
- Edwin Pettegrow (c. 1930s)
- Larson Alley (unknown-1947)
- Edward Wallace (1947-1958)
Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.