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DOUBLING POINT LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: ARROWSIC ISLAND / KENNEBEC RIVER
Nearest City: ARROWSIC
County: SAGADAHOC
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1899


Doubling Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1899
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1988
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCK CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER AT END OF FOOTBRIDGE
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1902
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 23
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, ME
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPED
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF DOUBLING POINT (TOWER) / PRIVATE (GROUNDS & DWELLING)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002271
Name of Listing: DOUBLING POINT LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-188 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:



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