Goat Island Light
Goat Island Light from Cape Porpoise
|Location||Goat Island, Cape Porpoise harbor|
|Year first constructed||1835|
|Year first lit||1859 (current tower)|
|Markings / pattern||White with black lantern|
|Focal height||38 feet (12 m)|
|Original lens||5th order Fresnel lens|
|Current lens||12 inches (300 mm)|
|Range||12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)|
|Characteristic||Flashing white 6s.|
|Fog signal||HORN: 1 every 15s|
Goat Island Light Station
|Nearest city||Cape Porpoise, Maine|
|Architect||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Governing body||U.S. Coast Guard|
|MPS||Light Stations of Maine MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||87002268|
|Added to NRHP||March 23, 1988|
Goat Island Light was established in 1835 to guard the entrance to Cape Porpoise Harbor. The original station was upgraded in 1859 to the current brick tower with a fifth order Fresnel lens. Keeper's quarters were added to the island in 1860. The light station was automated by the United States Coast Guard in 1990 and is currently active. The keepers dwellings and tower are leased to the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
Goat Island Light can be seen from shore in Cape Porpoise Harbor just off State Route 9 north of Kennebunkport or is viewable by boat. The island is currently closed to the public except by special arrangement.
- United States Coast Guard (2009). Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey. p. 67.
- Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-09). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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