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CURTIS ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: CAMDEN HARBOR ENTRANCE / PENOBSCOT BAY
Nearest City: CAMDEN
County: KNOX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1835


Curtis Island Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1896
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS ON DISPLAY AT CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAINE
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE (BELL OFFSHORE) / ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: FARMHOUSE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BARN (1889), OIL HOUSE (1895), BOATHOUSE (1889), CATWALK (REPLACED 1990), 2 STAIRWAYS (1988, 1991)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/TOWN PARK

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF CAMDEN W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73000263
Name of Listing: CURTIS ISLAND LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-220 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
KNOWN FOR YEARS AS NEGRO ISLAND LIGHT



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