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DOUBLING POINT (KENNEBEC RIVER) RANGE LIGHTS

State: MAINE
Location: ARROWSIC ISLAND / KENNEBEC RIVER
Nearest City: ARROWSIC
County: SAGADAHOC
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1898


Doubling Point Rear Range Light
Front Range Light; NPS photos by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1898
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1990
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TRIM
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: FRONT-21 REAR-13
  • Original Optics: FIFTH-ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: UNKNOWN
  • Present Optics: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: UNKNOWN
  • Height of Focal Plane: FRONT-18 REAR-33
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES, FIDDLER'S REACH
  • Year Constructed: C.1913
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL
  • Original Fog Signal Type: BELL
  • Current Fog Signal Type: NONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1902), BOATHOUSE (1901), FUEL HOUSE (1897), WALKWAY

Current Use: AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: RANGE LIGHT KEEPERS W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #87002263
Name of Listing: KENNEBEC RIVER LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-189 (MARO)

Miscellaneous: OWNERSHIP TRANSFERRED UNDER THE MAINE LIGHTS PROGRAM



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