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Burnt Coat Harbor Light
(Hockamock Head Light)
Swan's Island, Maine
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Location: Hockamock Head, Swans Island; Nearest town: Swans Island
44 08 03 N
68 26 50 W
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Accessibility: The grounds are open to the public; the lighthouse is not. Swans Island is reached by ferry from Bass Harbor.
Station established: 1872; Present lighthouse built: 1872; Automated: 1975
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 32 feet; Height of focal plane: 75 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 250mm
Characteristic: White light occulting every 4 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1872 keeper's house, 1895 oil house, 1911 fog bell tower
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Town of Swans Island
PO Box 11
Swan's Island, ME 04685-0011

The light station buildings are maintained by:

Friends of the Swan’s Island Lighthouse
Town of Swan’s Island
Swan’s Island, ME 04685
Donations for restoration may be sent to:

Swan's Island Lighthouse Fund
PO Box 11
Swan's Island, ME 04685
Related links: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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