Ram Island
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Ram Island Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1883

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1883

Year Automated: 1965

Shape: Cylindrical

Tower Height: 35   ft.

Original Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 250mm

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1883
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Victorian
      Construction Materials: Wood



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Ram Island Lighthouse
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Cyberlights Lighthouses - Ram Island Lighthouse

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Last Visited: June, 2002

History:
This is a popular name for islands in Maine, which has 21 different Ram Islands. This one, in Boothbay Harbor, once was used to quarantine rams to control sheep breeding. The light marks a passage into Boothbay Harbor and includes a keeper's house, although it is some distance inland. The light is not open to the public, although the grounds can be visited by appointment.

The light can be seen from Ocean Point at the end of Route 96 on Linekin Neck in Boothbay Harbor. It also can be viewed from various cruises. Ram Island Light Station was built in 1883.

Source: Visit Maine

Latitude/Longitude: 43.803481,-69.599028

Nearest Address: 370 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, ME

Directions:
  • To get to Ocean Point to view the lighthouse....
  • From Route 1 take Route 27 south for 11 miles.
  • Take a left onto Route 96 east and follow the road 6 miles to Ocean Point. Ocean Point Road turns into Shore Road. There will be many turnouts to stop at to view the lighthouse.


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