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Acadia NP to take over iconic lighthouse many thought was already part of park

TREMONT — The scenic beauty of the Bass Harbor Head Light has been captured on an America the Beautiful quarter, an Acadia National Park centennial postage stamp and in thousands of professional and amateur photographs. Now, the keeper’s house at the iconic 159-year-old lighthouse could become a vacation rental under one use being considered by the National Park Service.

Acadia National Park Superintendent Kevin Schneider and Management Assistant John Kelly met with Tremont selectmen Monday to discuss the transfer of the lighthouse property to the park from the current owner, the U.S. Coast Guard. The property transfer had been under consideration but now is a certainty.


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