Ram Island Lighthouse
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Location: Fisherman's Passage, Boothbay Harbor
Coordinates: 43 48 14 N 69 35 58 W
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Grounds and other buildings maintained by Ram Island Preservation Society, part of the Grand Banks Schooner Museum Trust.
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. The grounds are open by appointment; call (207) 882-9721. The station is best seen from cruises leaving Boothbay Harbor and the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
Station established: 1883
Present lighthouse built: 1883
Construction materials: Granite, brick
Other buildings still standing: 1883 keeper's house, 1883 barn, 1898 oil house, cistern, storage building
Height of tower: 40 feet
Height of focal plane: 36 feet
Earlier optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens
Present optic: 250mm
Characteristic: Three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds