RAM ISLAND

Year Established:
1883
Existing:
Yes
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File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2011
Photo Credit:
Jeremy D'Entremont

LOCATION

Location:
FISHERMAN'S PASSAGE/BOOTHBAY HARBOR
Latitude:
43° 48.2'
Longitude:
69° 36'
City / Town:
OCEAN POINT
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
LINCOLN
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Grand Banks Schooner Museum Trust
Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. RAM ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1883
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK ON GRANITE
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE BLOCK CAISSON
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
36
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
35
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1883
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1883
Keeper's Quarters Style:
L-SHAPE VICTORIAN
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
CISTERN, BRICK OIL HOUSE (1898), STORAGE BUILDING, BARN (1883)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
250 MM
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1881
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1965
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

Under the Maine Lights Program, the property was transferred to the Grand Banks Schooner Museum Trust in 1998. The Ram Island Preservation Society, part of the Grand Banks Schooner Museum Trust, has restored the house. In late 2002, they reconstructed the walkway from the shore to the lighthouse tower.

(Source - www.newenglandlighthouses.net)


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