Location: Northwest end of Vinalhaven Island; Nearest
44 06 42 N
68 54 36 W
Accessibility: The lighthouse is the residence of the
Vinalhaven Town Manager. The grounds are open, but please respect the
privacy of the residents. The lighthouse is not open to the public.
State Ferry provides car and passenger service from Rockland
Station established: 1832; Present lighthouse built:
1857; Automated: 1987
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 20 feet; Height of focal plane: 39 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1857); Present optic:
Fourth-order Fresnel (1902)
Characteristic: Fixed white with two red sectors
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1903
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Property is maintained by the Town of Vinalhaven.