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BURNT COAT HARBOR LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: HOCKAMOCK HEAD / SWANS ISLAND
Nearest City: SWANS ISLAND
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1872



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 32
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 75
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1911
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: TRAPEZOIDAL
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: L-SHAPE CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1895); TOWER ORIGINALLY CONNECTED TO DWELLING BY COVERED PASSAGEWAY

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF SWANS ISLAND/U.S. COAST GUARD (OPTIC ONLY)

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002272
Name of Listing: BURNT COAT HARBOR LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-198 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINALLY A PAIR OF RANGE LIGHTS; FRONT RANGE DISCONTINUED IN 1884 AND REMOVED; STATION TRANSFERRED TO TOWN OF SWANS ISLAND IN 1994, THEY PLAN TO TRANSFORM STATION INTO PUBLIC PARK



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