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Pond Island Light
Near Popham Beach, Maine
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Pond Island Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: South of the mouth of the Kennebec River; Nearest town: Georgetown
43 44 24 N
69 46 12 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. The island can be reached only by boat, and landing is very difficult. The best views are from sightseeing cruises in the area.
Station established: 1821; Present lighthouse built: 1855; Automated: 1960
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 20 feet; Height of focal plane: 52 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; island managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - see Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Related sites
Maine.info - Maine Parks and Wildlife Refuges
Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce
Bath, Maine: The City of Ships
Maine Maritime Museum
 

 
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