Cape Elizabeth Light (Cape Elizabeth Two Lights)
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Location: Southern border of Casco Bay
Coordinates: 43 33 56 N 70 12 00 W
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Previous lighthouse (south to north): Wood Island Light
Next lighthouse (south to north): Portland Head Light
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. The lighthouse tower is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Accessibility: The keeper's house is privately owned; the lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. Views are available at the end of Two Lights Road (turn at the "Two Lights State Park" sign on Route 77, bear right at a fork in the road and follow to the end), but parking can be difficult in summer.
Station established: 1828
Present lighthouse built: 1874
Construction material: Cast iron
Other buildings still standing: 1874 west lighthouse tower (discontinued 1924),1878 keeper's house (remodeled in 1999), 1886 fog signal building
Height of tower: 67 feet
Height of focal plane: 129 feet
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1874) (on display at the Maine Mritime Museum), now VRB-25 (below)
Fog signal: Two blasts every 60 seconds
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