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Prospect Harbor Light
(Prospect Harbor Point Light)
Prospect Harbor, Maine
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Location: Prospect Harbor Point, east side of Schoodic Peninsula
Nearest town: Prospect Harbor (a village of Gouldsboro).
44 24 12 N
68 00 48 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is on a Navy base and is not open to the public, but you can drive to the entrance of the Navy installation for a good view. From Route 1, take Route 195 South for about five miles to Prospect Harbor. Turn left onto Main Street. After a very short distance, turn right onto Corea Road. Where the road bears left toward Corea, drive straight onto Lighthouse Point Road. Follow to the gate of the Navy installation. There are no real parking spaces; pull to the side of the road. Good views of the lighthouse are possible from the rocky beach, especially at low tide. The lighthouse can also be seen from across the harbor on the grounds of the Stinson Canning Company on Route 186 in Prospect Harbor.
Station established: 1850; Present lighthouse built: 1891; Automated: 1951
Construction material: Wood
Height of tower: 38 feet; Height of focal plane: 42 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1870); Present optic: 250 mm
lens
Characteristic: Flashing red every six seconds with two white sectors
Other buildings still standing: 1891 keeper's house, 1905 oil house, boathouse
Buildings other than the lighthouse tower belong to the U.S. Navy
The lighthouse tower is licensed to:
American Lighthouse Foundation
P.O. Box 565
Rockland, Maine 04841
 
Related sites:

Schoodic Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
 
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
 
Gull Cottage
 
Alexander Parris Digital Project
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