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POND ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: KENNEBEC RIVER ENTRANCE WEST SIDE
Nearest City: POPHAM BEACH
County: SAGADAHOC
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1821


Pond Island Light
NPS photo by Karmen Bisher, 2004
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1855
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 20
  • Original Optic: FIFTH-ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): YES
  • Construction Date: 1821 & 1835
  • Description: 12-FT STONE TOWER / 14-FT UNDRESSED GRANITE TOWER (BOTH TOWER MEASUREMENTS DO NOT INCLUDE THE HEIGHT OF THE LANTERN)
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED BY NEW TOWER
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Original Fog Signal Type: BELL
  • Current Fog Signal Type: MODERN HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1855
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: NONE EXISTING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
TOWER PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY AN ENCLOSED WORKROOM; OTHER STATION BUILDINGS INCLUDED A BOAT HOUSE, A FRAME FUEL HOUSE, AND A BRICK OIL HOUSE.



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