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HENDRICKS HEAD LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: SHEEPSCOT RIVER ENTRANCE
Nearest City: WEST SOUTHPORT
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1829


Hendricks Head Light
Photo courtesy Benjamin Russell
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1935-1951
  • Automated: 1975
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: PLAIN WHITEWASH W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 39
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1875
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1979
  • Height of Focal Plane: 43
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: PYRAMIDAL BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (INACTIVE)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1875
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: 2 CISTERNS, BRICK OIL HOUSE (1895), GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING, CATWALK, BARN (BY 1880)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER W/USCG ACCESS TO LIGHT

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002024
Name of Listing: HENDRICKS HEAD LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-186 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
ORIGINALLY ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY COVERED WALKWAY; RECOMMISSIONED 1951; BOATHOUSE DESTROYED 1978



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