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CUCKOLDS (THE) LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: CAPE NEWAGEN / BOOTH BAY APPROACH
Nearest City: SOUTHPORT
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1892


The Cuckolds Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1907
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE (PARTIALLY DESTROYED) W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 48
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: VEGA 25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 59
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, ME
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. TRUMPET
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED)
  • Year Constructed: 1892
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BEGAN AS FOG SIGNAL STATION IN 1892, LIGHT TOWER PLACED ON ROOF OF FOG SIGNAL BUILDING IN 1907; ORIG. ATTACHED 2-STORY ADDITIONAL KEEPERS DWELLING DESTROYED IN 1978 BLIZZARD



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