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MONHEGAN ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: MONHEGAN ISLAND
Nearest City: MONHEGAN
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1824


Monhegan Island Light
Photo by Barry Mackintosh, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1850
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1959
  • Foundation Materials: SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 47
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25 SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1995
  • Height of Focal Plane: 178
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SMASHED AND DISCARDED
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1824
  • Description: 30-FOOT CONICAL RUBBLESTONE TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: RAZED IN 1850 WITH CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TOWER
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1874
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: GOTHIC REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: CISTERN, OIL HOUSE (CIRCA 1893), GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING, CHICKEN COUP, CATWALK, 1998 REPLICA ASST KEEPERS AND ADJACENT STORAGE SHED (ORIGINALS RAZED 1922)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/MUSEUM IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: MONHEGAN HISTORICAL & CULTURAL MUSEUM W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #80000239
Name of Listing: MONHEGAN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE & QUARTERS
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
COMPANION FOG SIGNAL ACROSS HARBOR ON MANANA ISLAND



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