PORTLAND HEAD

Year Established:
1791
Existing:
Yes
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2013
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society

LOCATION

Location:
APPROACH TO PORTLAND HARBOR/CASCO BAY
Latitude:
43° 37.4'
Longitude:
70° 12.5'
City / Town:
CAPE ELIZABETH
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
CUMBERLAND
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Town of Cape Elizabeth
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. PORTLAND HEAD
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1791
Tower Construction Material:
RUBBLESTONE, BRICK LINING
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
101
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
80
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1975
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1891
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
GARAGE, OIL HOUSE (PRE-1891)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
DCB-224
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1855
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1989
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

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