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Heron Neck Light
Near Vinalhaven, Maine
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Location: Greens Island, entrance to Hurricane Sound
Nearest town: Vinalhaven
44 01 30 N
68 51 44 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public; it is best viewed by boat.
Station established: 1854; Present lighthouse built: 1854; Automated: 1982
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 30 feet; Height of focal plane: 92 feet
Earlier optics: 1854: Fifth order Fresnel; Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Fixed red with a white sector; Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1895 keeper's house, 1903 oil house, 1944 fog signal building, generator building
Active U.S. Coast aid to navigation; property is privately owned.

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