Location: Arrowsic Island, Kennebec River
Nearest town: Arrowsic, Maine
43 49 00 N
69 48 06 W
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
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel; Present optic:
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
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, managed
by Chewonki Foundation
Citizens for Squirrel Point also assists with the maintenance of the station.