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OWLS HEAD LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: W. PENOBSCOT BAY / ROCKLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: OWLS HEAD
County: KNOX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1826


Owls Head Light
1998 photo by Candace Clifford
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1826
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1989
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 30
  • Original Optic: REFLECTOR SYSTEM
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1826
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1856
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1854
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: GENERATOR HOUSE; WOODEN WALKWAY TO TOWER; OIL STORAGE BUILDING (1895)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / COAST GUARD HOUSING IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #78000183
Name of Listing: OWLS HEAD LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-185 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
WALKWAY TO TOWER WAS ONCE COVERED; 1906 BELL TOWER & 1894 BOATHOUSE DISMANTLED



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