Browns Head Lighthouse
Location: Northwest end of Vinalhaven Island
Coordinates: 44 06 42 N 68 54 34 W
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Active aid to navigation; the property is owned by the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Accessibility: The grounds are open, but the lighthouse is not open to the public.
Maine State Ferry provides car and passenger service from Rockland.
Station established: 1832
Present lighthouse built: 1857
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1903 oil house
Height of tower: 20 feet
Height of focal plane: 39 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1857)
Present optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1902) (below)
Characteristic: Fixed white with two red sectors
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
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