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Burnt Island Light
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Burnt Island Light
Jeremy D'Entremont

Location: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor; Nearest town: Boothbay Harbor

43 49 31 N
69 38 27 W
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Accessibility: A public tour and educational program is offered in summer. Balmy Days Cruises' Novelty, located at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor, serves as the ferry to the island. You can call (207) 633-2284 for more information on the tours, or click here for more information.
There are also other sightseeing cruises out of Boothbay Harbor that pass the lighthouse.
Station established: 1821; Present lighthouse built: 1821; Automated: 1988

Height of tower: 30 feet; Height of focal plane: 61 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857); Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Flashing red every six seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1880 boathouse, fuel house (c. 1886), 1899 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Property managed by:
Maine Department of Marine Resources
Education Division
P.O. Box 8
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone (207) 633-9559
Email: elaine.jones@state.
Related sites
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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