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Ram Island Light
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Ram Island Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Fisherman's Passage, Boothbay Harbor
Nearest town: Boothbay Harbor
43 48 14 N
69 35 58 W
 
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. The grounds are open by appointment; call (207) 882-9721. The station is best seen from cruises leaving Boothbay Harbor and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath
Station established: 1883; Present lighthouse built: 1883; Automated: 1965
Construction materials: Granite, brick
Height of tower: 40 feet; Height of focal plane: 36 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1883 keeper's house, 1883 barn, 1898 oil house, cistern, storage building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Grounds and other buildings maintained by:
Ram Island Preservation Society
(Part of the Grand Banks Schooner Museum Trust)
P.O. Box 123
Boothbay, Maine 04537
(207) 633-4727
Related sites
Boothbay Region Historical Society
Boothbay Harbor On-Line
Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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