Two Bush Island Light, Two Bush Island, Penobscot Bay, Maine
Built in 1897.
TWO BUSH ISLAND LIGHT
Location: TWO BUSH CHANNEL/PENOBSCOT BAY APPROACH
Station Established: 1897
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1897
Automated? YES 1964
Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
Construction Materials: BRICK
Tower Shape: SQUARE
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER 1897
- 1897 – Lighthouse built.
- 1963/64 – Lighthouse automated.
- 1970 – U.S. Army Special Forces destroyed the keeper’s house.
- 1997 – Property transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- 2000 – Lighthouse converted to solar power.
- Alteverd A. Norton (1897-1909)
- Joseph A. Pruett, assistant (1897-1901)
- Roscoe L. Dobbin, assistant (1901-1902)
- William G. Thompson, assistant (1903-1905)
- Benjamin E. Wakefield, assistant (1906-1908)
- Lewis W. Dolliver, assistant (1908-1910)
- Jerome C. Brawne (1909-1912)
- Leroy S. Elwell (c. 1920)
- Leland Mann (assistant 1919-1927, head keeper 1927-1933)
- H. Smith (c. 1935)
- Fred C. Batty (c. 1935)
Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.