GREAT DUCK ISLAND

Year Established:
1890
Existing:
Yes
Download:
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File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Credit:
Jeremy D'Entremont

LOCATION

Location:
BLUE HILL BAY APPROACH
Latitude:
44° 8.5'
Longitude:
68° 14.5'
City / Town:
FRENCHBORO
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
HANCOCK
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
College of the Atlantic
Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. GREAT DUCK ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1890
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK/GRANITE
Tower Foundation:
TIMBER/STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
67
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
42
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1890
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1890
Keeper's Quarters Style:
COTTAGE
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
STONE OIL HOUSE (1901), STORAGE BUILDING (1890), BOATHOUSE (1890), BOAT RAMP (UNDER RENOVATION IN 1999)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VRB-25 SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1986
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

In 1998 Great Duck Island Light Station, along with Mount Desert Rock Light Station, became the property of Bar Harbor's College of the Atlantic under the Maine Lights Program. The two properties are used in the school's programs on ecology, botany, and island life.

(New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide at www.newenglandlighthouses.net)

 


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017