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GREAT DUCK ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: BLUE HILL BAY APPROACH
Nearest City: FRENCHBORO
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1890



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1890
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1986
  • Foundation Materials: TIMBER/STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 42
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: VRB-25 SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1986
  • Height of Focal Plane: 67
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: SQUARE
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: STONE OIL HOUSE (1901), STORAGE BUILDING (1890), BOATHOUSE (1890), BOAT RAMP (UNDER RENOVATION IN 1999)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Owner/Manager: COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000159
Name of Listing: GREAT DUCK ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-207 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
VERY ISOLATED ISLAND



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