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GOAT ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: GOAT ISLAND / CAPE PORPOISE HARBOR
Nearest City: KENNEBUNKPORT
County: YORK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1835


Goat Island Light
Photo courtesy of Tom Bradbury
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1859
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1990
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1990
  • Height of Focal Plane: 38
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (DESTROYED)
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1860
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPED COLONIAL CAPE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1907), WOOD BOATHOUSE (1905), LAUNCHWAY, OIL HOUSE, WOOD FRAME WALKWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: KENNEBUNKPORT CONSERVATION TRUST 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 #87002268
Name of Listing: GOAT ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES (ME-193) (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
COVERED WALKWAY PREVIOUSLY CONNECTED TOWER TO KEEPERS; LANTERN REPLACED IN 1850S



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