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DICE HEAD LIGHT (OLD)

State: MAINE
Location: PENOBSCOT RIVER MOUTH
Nearest City: CASTINE
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1829


Dice Head Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1829
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1937
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE RUBBLESTONE/BRICK LIN.
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: LEWIS PATENT APPARATUS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1828
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1937
  • Height of Focal Plane: 130
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1937
  • Type: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 27
  • Height of Focal Plane: 130
  • Current Optic:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (BURNED 1999)
  • Year Constructed: 1829
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COLONIAL CAPE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BARN (1888), OIL HOUSE (1895)

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF CASTINE (OLD TOWER)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #73000240
Name of Listing: CASTINE HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-199 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
TOWER CONNECTED TO DWELLING BY SERVICEROOM; LIGHT MOVED TO NEW SKELETAL TOWER ON THE NORTH SIDE OF ENTRANCE TO CASTINE HARBOR IN 1937; HEXAGONAL OUTER WALL ADDED 1858, REMOVED BY 1907



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