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MOOSE PEAK LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: MISTAKE ISLAND / EASTERN BAY
Nearest City: JONESPORT
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1827


Moose Peak Light
NPS photo by Karmen Bisher, 2004
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1851
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY & STONE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 57
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1993
  • Height of Focal Plane: 72
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: USCG EXHIBIT CENTER, FORRESTVILLE, MD
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): YES
  • Construction Date: 1825
  • Description: 35-FT STONE TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition:REPLACED BY NEW TOWER
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1912
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style: NONE
  • Original Fog Signal Type: DIAPHRAGM HORN
  • Current Fog Signal Type: MODERN HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DISMANTLED 1982)
  • Year Constructed: 1903
Other Structures: WOOD-FRAME BOATHOUSE (c. 1881) ON FAR SIDE OF THE ISLAND

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN NATURE PRESERVE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO NATURE CONSERVANCY

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ALSO KNOWN AS MISTAKE ISLAND LIGHT; TWO FRAME KEEPERS QUARTERS (1854 AND 1877) WERE REPLACED IN 1903 BY A 2-STORY SHINGLE-STYLE DUPLEX WITH SEPARATE ENTRANCES; ALSO A COVERED WALKWAY EXISITED BETWEEN THE TOWER AND THE DWELLINGS.



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