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Franklin Island Light
Muscongus Bay, Maine
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Location: Muscongus Bay; Nearest town: Friendship
43 53 32 N
69 22 29 W
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Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse is not open to the public.
Station established: 1807; Present lighthouse built: 1855; Automated: c. 1933
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 45 feet; Height of focal plane: 57 feet
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1895 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Franklin Island is part of:
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
The lighthouse is licensed to:
Franklin Light Preservation Inc.
P.O. Box 481
New Harbor, ME 04554
Related sites: - Maine Parks and Wildlife Refuges
Friendship, Maine Genealogy page
Previous lighthouse: Monhegan Island Light
Next lighthouse: Marshall Point Light
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