Marshall Point Quick Facts
Year Station Established: 1832
Is the Light operational? Yes
Year Light First Lit: 1857
Year Automated: 1980
Tower Height: 31 ft.
Original Optic: 5th Order, Fresnel
Present Optic: 300mm
Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
Year Constructed: 1895
Number of Stories: 1.5
Architectural Style: Colonial
Construction Materials: Wood
Marshall Point Lighthouse
Port Clyde, ME
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Last Visited: June, 2001
Marshall Point Light Station was established in 1832 to assist boats entering and leaving Port Clyde Harbor. The original lighthouse was a 20-foot (6.1 m) tower lit by seven lard oil lamps with 14-inch reflectors.
The original tower was replaced with the present lighthouse in 1857. The lighthouse is a 31-foot (9.4 m) tall white brick tower on a granite foundation. The tower was originally lit with a 5th order Fresnel lens. A raised wooden walkway connects the tower to land.
In 1895, the original keeper's house was destroyed by lightning. A Colonial Revival style house was built to replace it. An oil house and a bell tower with a 1,000-pound (450 kg) bell were added in 1898. The bell was replaced with a fog horn in 1969.
The lighthouse was automated in 1980 and the original Fresnel lens was replaced with a modern 300 mm optic. The original lens is at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland. In 1986, the St. George Historical Society restored the keeper's house and established the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum there, presenting the histories of Marshall Point Light and other nearby lighthouses. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
The lighthouse appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump.
The light station was transferred to the town of St. George in 1998 under the Maine Lights Program. The fog signal has been dismantled but the bell remains on display.
Open - seasonally : May - October ; 1-5:00pm everyday June-Sept. / May & Oct, Sat & Sun.only
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Nearest Address: 133 Marshall Point Rd, St George, ME
- From Brunswick Maine take Route 1 north for about 40-45 miles into Thomaston.
- In Thomaston take a right onto Route 131 south. The turn is at an intersection where in front of you is this big white mansion that looks like the White House (I think it's called the Knox House).
- Take 131 south through St. George and Tenant's Harbor into Port Clyde (about 14-15 miles).
- Take a left at Drift Inn Rd (there may be a sign for the Marshall Point Museum).
- Follow this a short distance and take a right onto Marshall Point Road.
- Follow Marshall Point Road to the end at the lighthouse.
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