Heron Neck Lighthouse
Near Vinalhaven, Maine
Location: Greens Island, entrance to Hurricane Sound
Coordinates: 44 01 30 N 68 51 44 W
Active U.S. Coast aid to navigation; the lighthouse property is privately owned.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public; it is best viewed by boat.
Station established: 1854
Present lighthouse built: 1854
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1895 keeper's house, 1903 oil house, 1944 fog signal building, generator building
Height of tower: 30 feet
Height of focal plane: 92 feet
Earlier optics: 1854: Fifth order Fresnel lens
Present optic: 300 mm (below)
Characteristic: Fixed red with a white sector
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds