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PEMAQUID POINT LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: ENTRANCE TO MUSCONGUS BAY
Nearest City: PEMAQUID POINT
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1827


Pemaquid Point Light
Photo by Candace Clifford, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1835
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1934
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: RUBBLE STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: ARGAND LAMPS
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1856
  • Height of Focal Plane: 79
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES (ORIGINAL 1897 TOWER DESTROYED IN 1991 STORM, RECONSTRUCTED 1992)
  • Year Constructed: 1992
  • Construction Materials: BRICK / WOOD
  • Architectural Style: COMBINATION PYRAMIDAL TOWER & ENGINE HOUSE
  • Fog Signal Type: ORIGINAL BELL REMOVED 1934
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1896)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) / TOWN OF BRISTOL (REMAINDER)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #85000843
Name of Listing: PEMAQUID POINT LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1975

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES ME-187 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
LENS FROM BAKERS ISLAND LIGHT ON DISPLAY IN MUSEUM



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