Owls Head Lighthouse
Owls Head, Maine
Location: West Penobscot Bay, south side of entrance to Rockland Harbor
Coordinates: 44 05 33 N 69 02 39 W
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Active aid to navigation. The lighthouse and keeper's house are licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation. The lighthouse tower is cared for by a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is located in Owls Head Light State Park. There is a large parking area near the lighthouse, and the grounds are open to the public. From spring to fall, the lighthouse is open on selected days; check the Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights site for the schedule.
Station established: 1825
Present lighthouse built: 1852
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1854 keeper's house (now Coast Guard housing), 1895 oil house, generator building
Height of tower: 30 feet
Height of focal plane: 100 feet
Optic: Fourth order Fresnel lens (1856), still in use (below)
Characteristic: Fixed white
Fog signal: Two blasts every 20 seconds