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PETIT MANAN LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: OFF PETIT MANAN POINT
Nearest City: MILLBRIDGE
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1817


Petit Manan Light
Photo courtesy Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 119
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 123
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM IN ROCKLAND
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1817
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1887
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: ENGINE HOUSE (1876), RAIN SHED, BOATHOUSE (BY 1868), BOARDWALK, BOATRAMP, HELIPAD, OUTHOUSE, OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER) / U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (GROUNDS & REMAIN STRUCTURES)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87001879
Name of Listing: PETIT MANAN LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-194 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
TOWER ONCE ATTACHED TO BUILDING



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