Pond Island Lighthouse
Near Georgetown, Maine
Location: South of the mouth of the Kennebec River
Coordinates: 43 44 24 N 69 46 12 W
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Active aid to navigation. The island is managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. The island can be reached only by boat, and landing is very difficult. The best views are from sightseeing cruises in the area.
Present lighthouse built: 1855
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 20 feet
Height of focal plane: 52 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1855)
Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds (mariner activated via VHF radio)