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Libby Island Light
Near Machiasport, Maine
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Location: Machias Bay entrance; Nearest town: Machiasport
44 34 06 N
67 22 00 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1822; Present lighthouse built: 1823; Automated: 1974
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 42 feet; Height of focal plane: 91 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: Solar powered VRB-25
Characteristic: Two white flashes every 20 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1884 fog signal building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; part of the
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Related site:
Alexander Parris Digital Project
Previous lighthouse: Moose Peak Light
Next lighthouse: Avery Rock Light
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