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Goat Island Light
Kennebunkport, Maine
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Location: Cape Porpoise Harbor; Nearest town: Kennebunkport
43 21 30 N
70 25 30 W
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Accessibilty: The island is accessible by boat only.
The island and lighthouse are not open to the public except by special arrangement.
Station established: 1833; Present lighthouse built:1859; Automated: 1990
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 25 feet; Height of focal plane: 38 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1859); Present optic: VLB-44 LED (2008)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds; Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1859 keeper's house, 1905 boathouse, 1907 oil house, 2011 fog bell tower (reconstruction)
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Buildings and grounds managed by:
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
P.O. Box 7028
Cape Porpoise, Maine 04014
Related Sites
Kennebunkport Historical Society Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Kennebunkport Conservation Trust's Web Cams
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