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SEGUIN ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: KENNEBEC RIVER / SOUTH OF GEORGETOWN
Nearest City: BATH
County: SAGADAHOC
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1795


Seguin Island Light
Photo courtesy Friends of Seguin Island, 1992
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1857
  • Height of Focal Plane: 180
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1795
  • Description: WOOD
  • Fate/Disposition: BLEW DOWN 1819
  • 2. Construction Date: 1820
  • Description: STONE
  • Fate/Disposition: REBUILT 1857 TO HOLD FIRST ORDER LENS
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: SINGLE STORY
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: DORMERED DUPLEX CAPE
  • Construction Materials: RED BRICK
Other Structures: CISTERN, BRICK OIL HOUSE (1892), 1 WOOD BOATHOUSE W/RAMP & ELECTRIC WINCH, 1 WHARF, 1 WOOD DONKEY HOUSE W/DIESEL ENGINE OPERATING 755-FOOT LONG TRAMWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM/BIRD SANCTUARY

Owner/Manager: FRIENDS OF SEGUIN ISLAND, INC. W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77000084
Name of Listing: SEGUIN ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ONLY OPERATING TRAMWAY IN MAINE; THIRD TOWER ON SITE; HISTORIC TERN NESTING AND FEEDING AREA (NEXT TO POND ISLAND NWR)



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