Pumpkin Island Lighthouse
Little Deer Isle, Maine
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Location: Off the northwestern tip of Little Deer Isle, western entrance to Eggemoggin Reach, Penobscot Bay
Coordinates: 44 18 33 N 68 44 33 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is privately owned and is not open to the public, but a view from the mainland is available. From Route 1 in Orland, take Route 175 South. After about 22 miles, turn right onto Route 15 and continue for about five miles south across a bridge to Little Deer Isle. On Little Deer Isle, where Route 15 turns left, bear right through a triangular intersection onto Eggemoggin Road. Continue for 2.7 miles to the end of the road and park at a fishng pier, with a view of the lighthouse about 1,000 feet offshore.
Station established: 1855
Present lighthouse built: 1854
Construction material: Brick
Other buildings still standing: 1854 keeper's house, 1885 boathouse (enlarged 1906), 1904 oil house
Height of tower: 28 feet
Original optic: Fifth-order Fresnel lens (1854)
Present optic: None
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