Avery Rock ME 26-LG-1-10.jpg (7.55 MB)
National Archives photo 26-LG-1-10
Island In Machias Bay
OWNER & ACCESS
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Demolished in 1947, replaced by light on steel skeleton tower.
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Fog Signal Building?:
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FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
USCG Access to Optics:
- 1874: President Ulysses S. Grant authorized the establishment of Avery Rock Light on a barren rock at the south end of Machias Bay. Three miles from the mainland.
- The house was so exposed to the elements that it had 18 inch walls and four inch thick shutters.
- 1902: The light was upgraded with the installation of a Fifth Order Frensel Lens showing a fixed red light.
- 1946: The Light was demolished by a storm. A buoy floating in 50' of water 100 yards from the site of the lighthouse replaced the light.
Jan 15, 2018