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PROSPECT HARBOR POINT LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: PROSPECT HARBOR POINT
Nearest City: PROSPECT HARBOR
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1850


Prospect Harbor Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1891
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1859-1870
  • Automated: 1951
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 43
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1850
  • Description: GRANITE ATTACHED TO KEEPERS
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1891
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VENACULAR CLASSICAL REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: STONE OIL HOUSE (C. 1905), WOODEN BOAT SHED

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/KEEPERS USED AS NAVY GUEST HOUSE, OIL HOUSE AND BOATHOUSE USED FOR STORAGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (LIGHT TOWER) / U.S. NAVY (OTHER STRUCTURES)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000151
Name of Listing: PROSPECT HARBOR LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-201 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
LOCATED ON ACTIVE MILITARY BASE



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