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LITTLE RIVER LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: LITTLE RIVER ISLAND / CUTLER HARBOR
Nearest City: CUTLER
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1847


Little River Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1876
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1975-2001
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: UNKNOWN
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 2001
  • Height of Focal Plane: 56
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):

Modern Tower? YES; NO LONGER IN USE
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1975
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Height of Focal Plane: 56
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (DISMANTLED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1888
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1905), BOATHOUSE (1881)

Current Use: BIRD SANCTUARY/RESTORATION IN PROGRESS

Owner/Manager: AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION

Open to the Public? UNKNOWN

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000156
Name of Listing: LITTLE RIVER LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-216 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
RELIT OCTOBER 2, 2001. TRANSFERRED TO THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION IN 2002 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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