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Owl's Head Light
Owl's Head, Maine
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Location: West Penobscot Bay, entrance to Rockland Harbor
Nearest town: Owl's Head
44 05 33 N
69 02 39 W
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Station established: 1825; Present lighthouse built: 1852; Automated: 1989
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 30 feet; Height of focal plane: 100 feet

Optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1856), still in use

Characteristic: Fixed white
Fog signal: Two blasts every 20 seconds
fog signal
Other buildings still standing: 1854 keeper's house (now Coast Guard housing), 1895 oil house, generator building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is located in Owls Head Light State Park. There is a large parking area near the lighthouse, and the grounds are open to the public.

Owls Head Light State Park
Owls Head, Maine 04854

In the 2011 season, the lighthouse tower is open three times per week:

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

The lighthouse is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation and is managed by the Friends of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.
Related Sites
Town of Owl's Head Homepage
Owl's Head Transportation Museum Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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