Burnt Island Lighthouse
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Location: Entrance to Boothbay Harbor
Coordinates: 43 49 31 N 69 38 27 W
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Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Property managed by: Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Accessibility: A public tour and educational program is offered in summer. Balmy Days Cruises' Novelty, located at Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor, serves as the ferry to the island. You can call (207) 633-2284 for more information on the tours, or click here for more information.
There are also other sightseeing cruises out of Boothbay Harbor that pass the lighthouse.
Station established: 1821
Present lighthouse built: 1821
Construction material: Stone
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1880 boathouse, fuel house (c. 1886), 1899 oil house
Height of tower: 30 feet
Height of focal plane: 61 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (1857)
Present optic: 300 mm
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