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Saddleback Ledge Light
Near Vinalhaven, Maine
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Location: About 3 miles SE of SE corner of Vinalhaven, Isle au Haut Bay
Nearest town: Vinalhaven
44 00 54 N
68 43 36 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1839; Present lighthouse built: 1839; Automated: 1954
Construction material: Granite
Height of tower: 43 feet; Height of focal plane: 52 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel (1855); Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation

Related sites
Penobscot Bay Alliance
Vinalhaven Historical Society
Vinalhaven Chamber of Commerce
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Alexander Parris Digital Project
 

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