This island got its name from some local fishermen. It is reported that there were two large pine trees on the island that they would use as daymarkers. The light helps to mark the way to Penobscot Bay.
The lighthouse now houses a modern beacon since automation in 1963, but it once housed a 5th-order Fresnel lens. One interesting fact that I found while researching this lighthouse is that the original keeper's quarters were blown up by the US Army. It is reported that the keeper's quarters was very weathered and no one was willing to rehabilitate them. The Coast Guard had exhausted all its resources and allowed the Army to dispose of them in a training mission.
Directions: This lighthouse sits well off shore. The only way to view it is via boat or plane. Several tours leave from neighboring cities that pass by the tower.View more Two Bush Island Lighthouse pictures