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Lighthouses

Once essential for safe maritime travel, lighthouses now provide sanctuary for nesting seabirds. Eight lighthouse islands on the Maine coast have been transferred from the U.S. Coast Guard to the refuge.

  • Egg Rock Light, Winter Harbor, Maine

    Egg Rock Lighthouse - USFWS.

    Station Established - 1875
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1875
    Automated - 1976
    Height of Tower - 40 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 64 feet
    Original Optic / Present Optic - Fifth order Fresnel / 190 mm
    Fog Signal - Two blasts every 30 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - 1875 keeper’s house (integral to tower)

  • Libby Island Light, Machiasport, Maine

    Libby Island Lighthouse - USFWS.

    Station Established - 1822
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1824 (?)
    Automated - 1974
    Height of Tower - 42 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 91 feet
    Original Optic / Present Optic - Fourth order Fresnel / Solar powered modern optic
    Fog Signal - One blast every 15 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - 1884 fog signal building

  • Matinicus Rock Light, Matinicus Isle, Maine

    Matinicus Rock Lighthouse - USFWS.

    Station Established - 1827
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1857
    Automated - 1983 (North light discontinued in 1924)
    Height of Tower - 48 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 90 feet
    Original Optic / Present Optic - Third order Fresnel / DCB -224
    Fog Signal - One blast every 15 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - 1864 keeper’s house and 1890 oil house

  • Petit Manan Light, Steuben, Maine

    Petit Manan Lighthouse - Kayla Pelletier/USFWS.

    Station Established - 1817
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1855
    Automated - 1972
    Height of Tower - 119 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 123 feet
    Original Optic /Present Optic - Second order Fresnel / DCB -224
    Fog Signal - One blast every 30 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - 1875 keeper’s house 1876 engine house, 1887 fog signal building and rain shed

  • Pond Island Light, Phippsburg, Maine

    Pond Island Lighthouse - USFWS.

    Station Established - 1821
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1855
    Automated - 1963
    Height of Tower - 20 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 52 feet
    Original Optic / Present Optic - Fifth order Fresnel / 250 mm
    Fog Signal - Two blasts every 30 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - None

  • Two Bush Light, Matinicus Isle, Maine

    Two Bush Lighthouse - USFWS.

    Station Established - 1897
    Present Lighthouse Built - 1897
    Automated - 1964
    Height of Tower - 42 feet
    Height of Focal Plane - 65 feet
    Original Optic / Present Optic - Fifth order Fresnel / Solar powered modern optic
    Fog Signal - One blast every 15 seconds
    Other Structures Still Standing - None

Last Updated: May 07, 2013
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