Owl's Head Light
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Owl's Head Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1826

Is the Light operational? Yes

Year Light First Lit: 1826

Year Automated: 1989

Shape: Cylindrical

Tower Height: 30   ft.

Original Optic: Reflector System

Present Optic: 4th Order, Fresnel

Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes
     Year Constructed: 1854
      Number of Stories: 1.5
      Architectural Style: Cottage
      Construction Materials: Wood

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Owl's Head Lighthouse
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Owls Head Light is a lighthouse located in Owls Head, Maine at the entrance of Rockland Harbor on Western Penobscot Bay. The lighthouse was established in 1826. It is operated by the United States Coast Guard and it is also part of Owls Head Light State Park.

The lighthouse was designed by Green & Foster and Jeremiah Barry and constructed in 1826. It is a 30-foot (9.1 m) tall cylindrical brick tower on a granite foundation standing on top a cliff. It has one of the last six Fresnel lenses in operation in Maine.

In 1854, a keeper's house was built separate from the lighthouse. The cottage now serves as Coast Guard housing. A fourth order Fresnel lens, in use until recently, was installed in 1856. A generator house and an oil storage building were added in 1895.

The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Owls Head Light Station in 1978.

Source: Wikipedia

There is a large parking lot about 1/4 mile from the lighthouse. Park there and walk the dirt road to the lighthouse. The grounds are open to the public but the lighthouse and buildings are not.

Latitude/Longitude: 44.092216,-69.044107

Nearest Address: Lighthouse Rd, Owls Head, ME

  • From Route 1 in Rockland Maine take Route 73 south for appx. 2 miles.
  • Take a left onto North Shore Road.
  • Follow N. Shore Road for 2.7 miles, taking a left onto Main St. (at the Post office).
  • Stay on Main St. for .2 to .3 miles, and take a left onto Lighthouse Road.
  • Follow Lighthouse Road to the end, to the parking lot. It is a short walk along a dirt road to get to the lighthouse.

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