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ISLE OF SHOALS (WHITE ISLAND) LIGHT

State: NEW HAMPSHIRE
Location: WHITE ISLAND/PISCATAQUA RIVER ENTRANCE
Nearest City: PORTSMOUTH
County: ROCKINGHAM
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1790


Isle of Shoals Light
Photo by Jeremy D'Entremont
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1865
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1987
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TOWER
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1859
  • Present Optic: 190 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 82
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? UNKNOWN
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR DIAPHONE/ORIG. BELL/SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: TRIPLEX
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE; DESTROYED IN 1991 STORM: BOATHOUSE, BOAT RAMP, WALKWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK/DIVING SCHOOL

Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LEASE TO DIVE SCHOOL W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #80000419
Name of Listing: ISLES OF SHOALS
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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