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BOON ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: BOON ISLAND OFF YORK BEACH
Nearest City: YORK
County: YORK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1811


Boon Island Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1980
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 133
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1993
  • Height of Focal Plane: 137
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SECOND ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT KITTERY HISTORICAL AND NAVAL MUSEUM, KITTERY, MAINE
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1811
  • Description: GRANITE
  • Fate/Disposition: DEEMED INADEQUATE
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (RUINS)
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
Other Structures: HELO PAD, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000153
Name of Listing: BOON ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-122 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
THIRD TOWER ON SITE; ISLAND IS UNINHABITED ROCK ISLET; BOATHOUSE DESTROYED IN 1991 STORM



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