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NASH ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: SE MOUTH OF PLEASANT BAY
Nearest City: SOUTH ADDISON
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1838


Nash Island Light
1981 U.S. Coast Guard photo
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1874
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1982
  • Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 29
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1874
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 57
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1838
  • Description: ROUND, BUILT OF STONE USING LAMP WITH REFLECTOR UNTIL REPLACED WITH LENS IN 1856
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, DISMANTLED
  • Year Constructed: 1888
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO, DISMANTLED AFTER 1958
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: NONE (DISMANTLED); ORIG. DWELLING HOUSE, WORKROOM, AND WOOD STORAGE SHED (ALL CONNECTED BY COVERED WALKWAYS TO TOWER), 1878 BOAT HOUSE, 1895 OIL HOUSE, 1882 BELL TOWER

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF NASH ISLAND, INC.

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY BUOY



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