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WHITLOCK'S MILL LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: ST. CROIX RIVER SOUTH BANK
Nearest City: CALAIS
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1909


Whitlock's Mill Light
Photo courtesy St. Croix Historical Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1909
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1969
  • Foundation Materials: DRESSED GRANITE/TIMBER
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/TILE LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1906
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1969
  • Height of Focal Plane: 32
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, ME
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: NONE/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1909
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: DUTCH COLONIAL/COTTAGE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD/STUCCO
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1910), STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: ST. CROIX HISTORICAL SOCIETY (TOWER)/PRIVATE OWNER (DWELLING)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002276
Name of Listing: WHITLOCKS MILL LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-209 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED TREE LANTERN IN 1892



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