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BURNT ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: BOOTHBAY HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: SOUTHPORT
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1821


Burnt Island Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1821
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1989
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: RUBBLE STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: LEWIS PATENT REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 61
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL (REMOVED 1961) AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, ME
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO; DISMANTLED
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL BELL STAND
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1857
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE (ATTACHED)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1899), COVERED WALKWAY (1857) BETWEEN TOWER & DWELLING, BOATHOUSE (1880); ORIG. FUEL HOUSE, BARN (1877), HEN HOUSE (1907)
Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: DEPT OF MARINE RESOURCES W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #77000139
Name of Listing: BURNT ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1977

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-219 (MARO)

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