Egg Rock Lighthouse near Schoodic Peninsula

Egg Rock Light Station

The Egg Rock Light stands as a sentinal guiding navigators at the southern entrance to Maine's Frenchman Bay. Although it is in Winter Harbor, its position is actually closer to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island and can be seen from either side of the bay. In the photo above, the view is from Cadillac Mountain. Schoodic Peninsula is the larger land mass in the distance.

Egg Rock Lighthouse, built on 12.5 acre Egg Rock in 1875, is still active today and is owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 1.5 story wood keeper's house, also built in 1875, is actually an integrel part of the tower. The fog signal house, oil house, boathouse, and generator house were built later in 1904.

Basic Facts:

Station Established: 1875
Year Automated: 1976
Foundation Materials: Natural/emplaced
Construction Materials: Brick
Tower Height: 40 feet
Original Optic: Fifth Order Fresnel
Present Optic: 250 mm rotating
Focal Plane Height: 64 feet
Fog Signal Type: Horn/original steam
Access: Not open to the public

Egg Rock GPS: 44.353921, -68.137912

Location map of Egg Rock Lighthouse


  • Park Headquarters: (207) 288-3338
    P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

View from Cadillac Mountain

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherIf you have a long enough focal length telephoto lens, you will be able to get some nice images of the Egg Rock Lighthouse from Cadillac Mountain. Otherwise, the best shots are gotten from a boat near Egg Rock itself. The lighthouse is not open to the public so experiencing the location from a distance is the only option. It is managed by the United States Coast Guard and owned by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.