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Whitehead Light
(White Head Light)
Near St. George, Maine
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Whitehead Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Penobscot Bay, western entrance to Muscle Ridge Channel
Nearest town: St. George
43 58 43 N
69 07 27 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is best seen by boat.
The light station is not open to the public except by special arrangement.
Station established: 1804; Present lighthouse built: 1852; Automated: 1982
Construction materials: Granite, asphalt
Height of tower: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 75 feet
Original optic: Third order Fresnel (1857)
Present optic: 300 mm
Characteristic: Green light occulting every 4 seconds
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds
Other buildings/structures still standing: 1891 keeper's house, 1891 oil house, 1888 fog signal building. boathouse with launchway, schoolhouse, granite wharf, tractor garage (former fire pump house)
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Maintained by
Whitehead Light Station
The light station is available for vacation rentals.
Related sites:
Resource Central: Penobscot Bay Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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