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RAM ISLAND LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: RAM ISLAND / BOOTHBAY HARBOR
Nearest City: OCEAN POINT
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1883


Ram Island Light
1998 photo by Paula Laverty
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCK CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: BRICK ON GRANITE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/NATURAL CAISSON & BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 35
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1881
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 36
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: CISTERN, BRICK OIL HOUSE (1898), STORAGE BUILDING, BARN (1883)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: GRAND BANKS SCHOONER TRUST W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002280
Name of Listing: RAM ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1987

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-206 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
TOWER ONCE ATTACHED TO SHORE BY CATWALK



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