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WHALEBACK LEDGE LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: PORTSMOUTH HARBOR / PISCATAQUA RIVER
Nearest City: KITTERY POINT
County: YORK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1820


Whaleback Ledge Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: STONE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 50
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: DCB-224
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 59
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: RECTANGULAR
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL, DABOLL TRUMPET
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures:

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002278
Name of Listing: WHALEBACK LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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