Matinicus Rock Lighthouse
Near Matinicus Island, Maine
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Location: About five miles from Matinicus Island, Penobscot Bay
Coordinates: 43 47 00 N 68 51 18 W
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Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; light station is owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is managed as part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Accessibility: The island is maintained as a bird sanctuary and access is very limited.
Station established: 1827
Present lighthouses built: 1857
North light discontinued: 1924
South light automated: 1983
Construction material: Granite
Other buildings still standing: 1846 keeper's house, 1890 oil house
Height of tower (south light): 48 feet
Height of focal plane (south light): 90 feet
Earlier optic: Third-order Fresnel lens (1857)
Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing white every 10 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
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