Curtis Island was named for Cyrus Curtis, the publishing tycoon who founded the Saturday Evening Post. The tower was built in 1896, 25 feet of brick with a green fourth-order lens. Today the Coast Guard maintains the light and the town of Camden maintains the rest of the island.
You can just barely catch a glimpse of the light from the south side of the harbor, turning right at the Post Office.
Camden is a quintessential Maine coastal town with schooners still moored in the postcard-perfect harbor, Georgian homes lining the side streets, and an abundance of tourist shops and restaurants.