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SPRING POINT LEDGE LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: PORTLAND HARBOR
Nearest City: SOUTH PORTLAND
County: CUMBERLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1897


Spring Point Ledge Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1897
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1934
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK/IRON CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ON BLACK PIER W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL "SPARK PLUG"
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 54
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1897
  • Present Optic: 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: ELECTRIC HORN; ORIG. BELL STILL IN PLACE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1897
  • Number of Stories: 0
  • Architectural Style: SPARKPLUG
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: GRANITE BREAKWATER (1951)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: SPRING POINT LEGDE LIGHT TRUST W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

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

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #87002279
Name of Listing: SPRING POINT LEDGE LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
ONE OF THREE SURVIVING "SPARK PLUG" STRUCTURES IN MAINE; ONLY ONE TO RETAIN GALLERY



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