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FORT POINT LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: ENTRANCE TO PENOBSCOT RIVER
Nearest City: STOCKTON SPRINGS
County: WALDO
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1837


Fort Point Light
Bell tower, NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1988
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: CREAM W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1837
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1837
  • Height of Focal Plane: 88
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE COLONIAL CAPE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BARN (1890), BRICK OIL HOUSE (1897), GARAGE, BRICK BREEZEWAY/WORKROOM ATTACHES TOWER TO HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: STATE OF MAINE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC (ANT SOUTHWEST HARBOR)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002269
Name of Listing: FORT POINT LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-203 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
ADJACENT TO FORT POINT STATE PARK; BEING DEVELOPED AS MUSEUM; ORIG. BELL DISPLAYED OUTSIDE TOWER



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