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Squirrel Point Light
Arrowsic, Maine
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Squirrel Point Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Arrowsic Island, Kennebec River
Nearest town: Arrowsic, Maine
43 49 00 N
69 48 06 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the station grounds are accessible via a trail at the end of Bald Head Road in Arrowsic. Take Route 127 South from Route 1 in Woolwich and bear right at Bald Head Road. The last two miles of Bald Head Road are unpaved. There's a small parking area at the end of Bald Head Road. The walk is less than a mile, but it's fairly strenuous and takes 20-30 minutes. When you come to a fork in the trail after crossing a wooden foot bridge, follow the trail to the left.
You can also view the station from across the Kennebec River in Phippsburg. From US Route 1 in Bath, take ME 209 south for six miles. Turn left on Parker Head Road in Phippsburg. After 0.3 miles, the lighthouse is visible across the river.
Views are also available from cruises in the area.
Station established: 1898; Automated: 1981
Construction material: Wood
Height of tower: 25 feet; Height of focal plane: 33 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Alternating three seconds red, three seconds darkness, with a white sector
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1898 keeper's house, 1898 barn, 1902 fog signal building, 1901 boathouse, 1906 oil house, garage
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, managed by Chewonki Foundation


Citizens for Squirrel Point
also assists with the maintenance of the station.
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Arrowsic, Maine
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