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DEER ISLAND THOROFARE LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: MARK ISLAND / DEER ISLAND THOROFARE
Nearest City: STONINGTON
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1857


Deer Island Thorofare Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo, 1981
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1958
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: 250 MM SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1960
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (REMOVED 1970S)
  • Year Constructed: 1908
  • Construction Materials:
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL (1884)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (BURNED 1959)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: DEMOLISHED 1970S: BOATHOUSE, OIL HOUSE, TUNNEL, MARINE RAILWAY AND STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN BIRD SANCTUARY

Owner/Manager: ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST (USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
KNOWN LOCALLY AS MARK ISLAND LIGHT



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