Prospect Harbor Lighthouse
Prospect Harbor, Maine
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Location: Prospect Harbor Point, east side of Schoodic Peninsula
Coordinates: 44 24 12 N 68 00 47 W
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Active aid to navigation. The lighthouse tower is licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is on a Navy base and is not open to the public, but you can drive to the entrance of the Navy installation for a good view. From Route 1, take Route 195 South for about five miles to Prospect Harbor. Turn left onto Main Street. After a very short distance, turn right onto Corea Road. Where the road bears left toward Corea, drive straight onto Lighthouse Point Road. Follow to the gate of the Navy installation. There are no real parking spaces; pull to the side of the road. Good views of the lighthouse are possible from the rocky beach, especially at low tide.
Station established: 1850
Present lighthouse built: 1891
Construction material: Wood
Other buildings still standing: 1891 keeper's house, 1905 oil house, boathouse
Height of tower: 38 feet
Height of focal plane: 42 feet
Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1870) Present optic: 250mm (below)
Characteristic: Flashing red every six seconds with two white sectors
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