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MARSHALL POINT LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: PORT CLYDE HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: PORT CLYDE
County: KNOX
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1832


Marshall Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1980
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCKS
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE WITH BRICK ABOVE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1981
  • Height of Focal Plane: 30
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL LENS AT SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM, ROCKLAND, ME
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO, DISMANTLED
  • Year Constructed: 1898
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1895
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COLONIAL REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1898), WOODEN CATWALK ATTACHES TOWER TO LAND, REPLICA KITCHEN (1995) HOUSES MUSEUM

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION / MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF ST. GEORGE W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC (ANT SOUTHWEST HARBOR)

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002262
Name of Listing: MARSHALL POINT LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation?
YES, ME-205 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
CATWALK FROM LIGHT TOWER TO SHORE WAS ORIGINALLY COVERED



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