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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine by Andrew Price.

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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine by Andrew Price.

Posted on November 7, 2012

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Maine by Andrew Price.

Lovely Fall photo of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse at sunset by noted photographer and lighthouse historian Andrew Price.

After turning the high, rusty-red crag, called Bass Harbor Head, where a squat little lighthouse, in white cassock and black cap, sits demurely looking off to sea, we see before us… a large cluster of islands, covering the approaches to a deep indent of the sea, over which the mountains bend down as if to shut it out from all intrusion. These are the Cranberry Islands… and that shut-in water is Somes Sound.

— Samuel Adams Drake, The Pine Tree Coast, 1891.

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