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Dice Head Light
(Dyce Head Light)
Castine, Maine
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Location: Mouth of the Penobscot River; Nearest town: Castine, Maine
Accessibility: There is limited parking near the lighthouse and the grounds are open during the day. From Route 1 in Orland, take Route 175 South. In about eight miles, Route 175 goes to the left. Continue straight onto Route 166. In approximately one mile, bear right onto Route 166A. At the next junction with Route 166, take Route 166 and continue into Castine. Take a right (at a golf course) onto Battle Avenue. Follow Battle Avenue past the Maine Maritime Academy for about a mile to the lighthouse, on your right. The lighthouse is not open to the public. Visitors should respect the privacy of the residents of the house.
44 22 57 N
68 49 07 W
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Station established: 1828; Present lighthouse built: 1829; Discontinued: 1935; Relighted: 2008
Construction material: Stone with brick lining
Height: 51 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1858); Present optic: 250 mm


Other buildings still standing: 1829 keeper's house, 1888 barn, 1895 oil house
Property maintained by:
Town of Castine
P.O. Box 204
Castine, Maine 04421
Phone: (207) 326-4502
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Welcome to Castine
Restoration of Keeper's House Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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