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WOOD ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: EAST SIDE WOOD ISLAND / SACO RIVER MOUTH
Nearest City: BIDDLEFORD POOL
County: YORK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1808



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1986
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE RUBBLE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 47
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: VRB-25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1972
  • Height of Focal Plane: 71
  • 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 (DESTROYED)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL ON DISPLAY AT UNION CHURCH
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED 1906)
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: DUTCH COLONIAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1903), STORAGE BUILDING, WOODEN WALKWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN BIRD SANCTUARY

Owner/Manager: U.S.COAST GUARD (BUILDINGS) LEASE TO WOOD ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY/MAINE AUDUBON SOCIETY (ISLAND)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002274
Name of Listing: WOOD ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-222 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
LANTERN REMOVED FROM TOWER 1972 & RESTORED 1986; DWELLING ATTACHED BY COVERED WALKWAY; BOATHOUSE AND BOAT RAMP DESTROYED IN 1991 STORM



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