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Location: Entrance to Somes
Sound, about 1200 feet offshore from Mount Desert Island.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the
public. It is best viewed by boat.
Station established: 1839; Present lighthouse built:
1889; Discontinued: 1981-1989
Nearest town: Northeast Harbor
44 16 59 N
68 16 10 W
Relighted as automatic private aid to navigation in 1989
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 31 feet;
Height of focal Plane: 100 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel (1858); Present
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1889 keeper's house, 1889
barn, 1905 oil house
Active private aid to navigation
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