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Cape Elizabeth Light

(East light at Two Lights)

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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lighthouse and keeper's house
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Location: Entrance to Casco Bay; Nearest town: Cape Elizabeth
43 33 56 N
70 12 00 W
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Accessibility: The keeper's house is privately owned; the lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. Views are available at the end of Two Lights Road (turn at the "Two Lights State Park" sign on Route 77, bear right at a fork in the road and follow to the end), but parking can be difficult in summer.
Station established: 1828; Present lighthouse built: 1874; Automated: 1963
Construction material: Cast iron
Height of tower: 67 feet; Height of focal plane: 129 feet
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1874), now VRB-25
VRB-25 optic
Characteristic: Four white flashes every 15 seconds
Fog signal: Two blasts every 60 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1874 west light house tower (discontinued 1924),1878 keeper's house (remodeled in 1999), 1886 fog signal building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation
Related sites
Two Lights State Park
Town of Cape Elizabeth Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Maine Vacations Network - Cape Elizabeth
Previous lighthouse (south to north): Wood Island Light
Next lighthouse (south to north): Portland Head Light

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