Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse
Swan's Island, Maine
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Location: Hockamock Head, Swans Island
Coordinates: 44 08 03 N 68 26 50 W
Previous lighthouse: Saddleback Ledge Light
Next lighthouse: Blue Hill Bay Light
Active aid to navigation; owned by Town of Swans Island. The light station buildings are maintained by: Friends of the Swan’s Island Lighthouse. Starting in summer 2017, an apartment upstairs in the keeper's house is available as a weekly rental.
Donations for restoration may be sent to: Swan's Island Lighthouse Fund, PO Box 11, Swan's Island, ME 04685.
Accessibility: Swans Island is reached by ferry from Bass Harbor. The grounds are open to the public. The keeper's house and lighthouse tower are open at times in the summer; click here for the schedule.
Station established: 1872
Present lighthouse built: 1872
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1872 keeper's house, 1895 oil house, 1911 fog bell tower
Height of tower: 32 feet
Height of focal plane: 75 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: VLB-44 (LED), installed January 2017. (Photo at left by Bob Trapani, Jr.)
Characteristic: White light occulting every 4 seconds
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