OWLS HEAD

Year Established:
1825
Existing:
Yes
Download:
343_4380ADJ.jpg (3.49 MB)
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Jeremy D'Entremont
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
W. PENOBSCOT BAY/SOUTH SIDE OF ENTRANCE TO ROCKLAND HARBOR
Latitude:
44° 5.5'
Longitude:
69° 2.7'
City / Town:
OWLS HEAD
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
KNOX
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
American Lighthouse Foundation
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. OWLS HEAD
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1852
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
100
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
30
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1854
Keeper's Quarters Style:
COTTAGE
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
GENERATOR HOUSE; WOODEN WALKWAY TO TOWER; OIL STORAGE BUILDING (1895)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1856
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1989
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

In December 2007, the lighthouse tower was licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation. In late 2012. it was announced that the keeper's house had been licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation and that it would serve as the organization's headquarters. In addition to the organization's offices, the building houses an interpretive center and gift shop.

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


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