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LIBBY ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: MACHIAS BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: MACHIASPORT
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1822



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1822
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 42
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 91
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1884
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1893), GENERATOR BUILDING, BOAT LAUNCHWAY (DETERIORATING)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #76000117
Name of Listing: LIBBY ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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