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Petit Manan Light
Near Corea, Maine
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Location: Off Petit Manan Point
Nearest town: Corea
44 22 03 N
67 51 52 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1817; Present lighthouse built: 1855; Automated: 1972
Construction material: Granite with brick lining
Height of tower: 119 feet; Height of focal plane: 123 feet.
Other buildings still standing: 1875 keeper's house, 1876 engine house, 1887 fog signal building, rain shed, boathouse.
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; the island is part of the
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1855)
Present optic: VRB-25, solar powered.
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
Related Sites: - Maine Parks and Wildlife Refuges
Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
Milbridge Historical Society
Previous lighthouse: Prospect Harbor Light
Next lighthouse: Narraguagus (Pond Island) Light
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