Curtis Island Light

Camden, Maine

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.