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Wood Island Light
Biddeford Pool, Maine
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Location: About 2 miles east of the mouth of the Saco River
Nearest community: Biddeford Pool (a village of Biddeford)
43 27 25 N
70 19 45 W
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Accessibility: Wood Island can be reached by boat only. The island and lighthouse can be seen distantly from a walking trail; see below.
The island and lighthouse are not open to the public, except through tours run by the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse. See below.
Station established: 1808; Present lighthouse built: 1839; Automated: 1986
Construction material: Stone. Height of tower: 47 feet; Height of focal plane: 71 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1858 keeper's house, 1903 oil house, storage building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, licensed to:
Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse
(a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation)
P. O. Box 26
Biddeford Pool, ME 04006
Email: Brad@woodislandlighthouse.org
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1858); Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Alternating white and green flashes every 10 seconds.
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds

The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse offer tours of Wood Island Light Station. 

The Light Runner departs Vines Landing in Biddeford Pool in season. Please click here for more information.

gate to Audubon sanctuary
The gate to the trail along the shore at East Point Audubon Sanctuary.
 
Wood Island Light can be seen from the walking trail at the East Point Audubon Sanctuary; it's approximately a 15-minute walk from the gate to the view of the island.
Directions to trail:

Take Route 9/208 (Pool Road) south from Biddeford for five miles, turning left on 208 toward Biddeford Pool. After 0.6 miles, turn left at the T intersection, then bear right through two forks to Lester B. Orcutt Boulevard, following it to the point. The gate entrance is on the left side. Parking is permitted along the street. Dogs are not permitted in the sanctuary.

Related sites
Chart of Biddeford Pool and Wood Island Harbor
Maine Audubon Society
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Previous Lighthouse (north to south): Goat Island Light
Next Lighthouse (north to south): Cape Elizabeth Light
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