Perkins Island Lighthouse
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Location: East side of Kennebec River, about two miles from the mouth of the river
Coordinates: 43 47 12 N 69 47 06 W
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation The lighthouse is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Accessibility: The tower and buildings are closed to the public. The station is best seen from sightseeing cruises in the area.
Station established: 1898
Present lighthouse built: 1898
Construction material: Wood with brick foundation
Other buildings still standing: 1898 keeper's house, 1898 barn, 1901 boathouse, 1902 fog bell tower, 1906 oil house
Height of tower: 23 feet
Height of focal plane: 41 feet
Earlier optic: 1898: lens-lantern
1902: Fifth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: 250 mm (below)
Characteristic: Flashing red every 2.5 seconds with two white sectors