Mark Island Lighthouse with Cadillac Mountain in distance

Mark Island Lighthouse in Winter Harbor, ME

The Winter Harbor Lighthouse on Mark Island can be viewed from Grindstone Point in Winter Harbor or from the western shoreside of the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park. The view above was captured from Schoodic Peninsula and shows Cadillac Mountain in the distance on Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse, originally established and built in 1856, is constructed of brick and asphalt. The two-story keeper's house was built later in 1876. The boathouse was built in 1878 followed by the Oil House in 1905. The original optic used was a fifth order Fresnel. The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 1988 as Winter Harbor Light Station.

The lighthouse is currently privately owned and not open to the public.

Basic Facts:

Station Established: 1856
Deactivated: 1933
Decommissioned: 1934
Construction Materials: Brick & Asphalt
Tower Height: 19 Feet
Original Optic: Fifth Order Fresnel
Access: Not open to the public
Mark Island Size: Approximately 2.8 Acres

Mark Island GPS: 44.361458, -68.087713

Location map of Mark Island Lighthouse in Winter Harbor, Maine


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

View from Schoodic Peninsula

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherOne of the most striking views you will discover while driving South along the western shore of Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland in Acadia National Park is the Winter Harbor Light Station on Mark Island. As an added bonus, the majestic Cadillac Mountain can be seen in the distance. There are several great spots to stop and capture this scene for friends and family.