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Name: Two Bush Island Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Spruce Head, Maine, United States

Location: Two Bush Channel, Penobscot Bay.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Under the Maine Lights Program, Two Bush Island Light was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1998.

Tower Height: 42

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every five seconds with red sector

Description of Tower: Square white brick tower with a black cast iron lantern room

This light is operational

Date Established: 1897

Date Present Tower Built: 1897

Date Automated: 1964

Optics: 1897: Fifth order Fresnel lens; now VRB-25.

Fog Signal: Now automated horn with one blast every 15 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Two Bush Island Light can be seen distantly (about four miles) from Rackliff Island in Spruce Head, but it is best seen from a boat. You can see it from some of the excellent lighthouse cruises on board the Lively Lady Too out of Camden; call the Elms Bed and Breakfast at (207) 236-6520 or (800) 755-ELMS, or email for information. You can also see it from some of the cruises of the sail vessel Goddess of the Sea, leaving Tenants Harbor for one, two or three day sail adventures. Call (888) 724-5010 or email for information.

Keepers: 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)

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