Doubling Point Range Lights

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Doubling Point Range Lights
Doubling Point Range Lights Maine.JPG
Front Light in foreground, Rear Light just visible, right of middle in the background
Doubling Point Range Lights is located in Maine
Doubling Point Range Lights
Location Kennebec River, Maine
Coordinates 43°52′58.3″N 69°47′44.3″W / 43.882861°N 69.795639°W / 43.882861; -69.795639Coordinates: 43°52′58.3″N 69°47′44.3″W / 43.882861°N 69.795639°W / 43.882861; -69.795639
Year first constructed 1898
Automated 1980
Tower shape Octagonal Wood Tower
Markings / pattern White
Focal height Front:18 feet (5.5 m)
Rear: 33 feet (10 m)
Characteristic Front: Q W
Rear: Iso W 6s
Fog signal none, but see Fiddler's Reach Fog Signal
USCG number Front: 1-6135
Rear: 1-6140[1][2]
Kennebec River Light Station
Nearest city Bath, Maine
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Architect U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Governing body Federal
MPS Light Stations of Maine MPS
NRHP Reference # 87002263[3]

The Doubling Point Range Lights are a pair of Range Lights on the Kennebec River, in Arrowsic, Maine. They were established in 1898, fifteen years after the founding of the Bath Iron Works, a major shipbuilder, one and a half miles upriver. They were part of a major upgrade of the river's lights — the Doubling Point Light and the separate Range Lights on the point, Perkins Island Light, and Squirrel Point Light were all built at the same time.

The Doubling Point Range Lights were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kennebec River Light Station on January 21, 1988, reference number 87002263.[3]

Gallery[edit]

The two structures are more or less identical, but they show different characteristics at night. 
The keepers' quarters are to the left. 
The Fiddler's Reach Fog Signal (left) was also tended by the Doubling Point Range Lights' keepers 
The range as it appears on NOAA Chart 13296 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 53. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.