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HALFWAY ROCK LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: CASCO BAY OFF BAILEY ISLAND
Nearest City: SOUTH HARPSWELL
County: CUMBERLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1871


Halfway Rock Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Tower Height: 76
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1994
  • Height of Focal Plane: 77
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (REMOVED)
  • Year Constructed: 1887
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED IN A STORM)
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: COMBINATION BOATHOUSE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #88000150
Name of Listing: HALFWAY ROCK LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ALL BUT TOWER WASHED AWAY; MARINE RAILWAY WASHED AWAY BY 1991 STORM



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