Grindle Point Light
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Grindle Point Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1850

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1874

Year Automated: 1934

Shape: Square

Tower Height: 39   ft.

Original Optic: 5th Order, Fresnel

Present Optic: 250mm

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1874
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Cape Cod
      Construction Materials: Wood



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Grindle Point Lighthouse
Islesboro, ME

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Last Visited: July, 2000

History:
Originally built in 1851, the light was deactivated but again reactivated in 1987. The town of Islesboro currently owns the lighthouse and surrounding buildings and the keeper's house is now a museum. Visitors have easy access to the small light tower.

The lighthouse is located on the western side of Islesboro Island and can be easily reached by a ferry ride from Lincolnville.

Hours:
The keeper's house is a museum which is open to the public. You can also climb the small tower and walk around the lantern room. Exact hours they're open is uknown.

Personal Note:
Grindle Point Light cannot be seen from the mainland but you can take a ferry to it from Lincolnville, just north of Camden.

Latitude/Longitude: 44.28151,-68.942966

Nearest Address: 2521 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, ME

Directions:
  • From Camden, take Route 1 north for about 5.5 miles. You will come to the ferry terminal which is on the right (northbound) side of the road. There is parking available and you can buy tickets for the ferry there.


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