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HERON NECK LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: GREEN'S ISLAND
Nearest City: VINALHAVEN
County: KNOX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1854



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1854
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1982
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED & BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1982
  • Height of Focal Plane: 92
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1944
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (DAMAGED IN 1989 FIRE)
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1903), GENERATOR BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/RESEARCH & EDUCATION FACILITY

Owner/Manager: ISLAND INSTITUTE WITH U.S. COAST GUARD ACCESS TO OPTIC/SOUND SIGNAL

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002266
Name of Listing: HERON NECK LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
KEEPERS DAMAGED IN 1989 FIRE; LANTERN DATES TO 1890



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