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PORTLAND BREAKWATER LIGHT ("BUG LIGHT")

State: MAINE
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: SOUTH PORTLAND
County: CUMBERLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1855



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1875
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1942
  • Automated: 1934
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE BLOCK CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: IRON PLATE W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: RESEMBLES 4TH CENTURY GREEK MONUMENT
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 13
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1855
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 13
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: SIXTH ORDER LENS REMOVED TO COAST GUARD STATION IN SOUTH PORTLAND IN 1993
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (REMOVED 1934)

Other Structures:

Current Use: TOWN PARK

Owner/Manager: CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73000238
Name of Listing: PORTLAND BREAKWATER LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation?
YES, ME-112

Miscellaneous:
1855 TOWER MOVED; TOWER ONCE ATTACHED TO KEEPERS



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