United States Light-House Establishment Daily Expenditures for Bear Island Log, 1877-1878


Keeper's log for the lighthouse on Bear Island from January 1, 1877 to December 31, 1878, as recorded by Stephen Smallidge. Records the times of lighting and extinguishing, quantity of oil consumed, inches of wick expended, and remarks on the weather for each day of each month during the two-year period. Log also includes general accounts of supplies received at the lighthouse.


Mount Desert Island Historical Society Archival Collection

During his tenure as light keeper, Stephen Smallidge's family consisted of his wife, Catherine (Kimball), and four daughters: Sarah, age 8; Ida, age 7; Augusta, age 4; and Adelma, age 2.

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01/01/1877 - 12/31/1878

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