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Perkins Island Light
Georgetown, Maine
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Location: Perkins Island, Kennebec River. Nearest town: Georgetown
43 47 12 N
69 47 06 W
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Accessibility: The tower and buildings are closed to the public. The station is best seen from sightseeing cruises in the area.
Station established: 1898; Present lighthouse built: 1898; Automated: 1959
Construction material: Wood with brick foundation. Height of tower: 23 feet; Height of focal plane: 41 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1898 keeper's house, 1898 barn, 1901 boathouse, 1902 fog bell tower, 1906 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
The lighthouse is licensed to the
American Lighthouse Foundation
A chapter of ALF is working for the preservation of this light station:
Friends of Perkins Island Lighthouse
c/o Dr. Jane Beaulieu
P.O. Box 376
Georgetown, Maine 04548
Earlier optic: 1898: lens-lantern; 1902: Fifth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Flashing red every 2.5 seconds with two white sectors
Related sites:
Kennebec River on Wikipedia Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Previous lighthouse (south to north): Cuckolds Light
Next lighthouse (south to north): Squirrel Point Light
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