Moose Peak Light

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Moose Peak Light
Moose Peak Lighthouse Maine.JPG
Moose Peak Light is located in Maine
Moose Peak Light
Location Mistake Island
Coordinates 44°28′28.49″N 67°31′55.17″W / 44.4745806°N 67.5319917°W / 44.4745806; -67.5319917Coordinates: 44°28′28.49″N 67°31′55.17″W / 44.4745806°N 67.5319917°W / 44.4745806; -67.5319917
Year first constructed 1827
Year first lit 1851 (current structure)
Automated 1972
Foundation Masonry and stone
Construction Brick
Tower shape Conical
Markings / pattern White with black trim
Focal height 72 feet (22 m)
Original lens 2nd order Fresnel lens
Current lens DCB-24
Range 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 30s
Fog signal HORN: 2 every 30s
Admiralty number J0028
ARLHS number USA-513
USCG number 1-1390[1][2][3]

Moose Peak Light is a lighthouse on Mistake Island, just east of Great Wass Island, Maine at the southern entrance to Eastern Bay and five nautical miles southeast of Jonesport. It was first established in 1827. The present structure was built in 1851. Automated since 1972, the light was sold at auction in January 2013 to a private owner from Connecticut.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-06. 
  2. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 16. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-09). "Lighthouses of the United States: Eastern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  4. ^ D'Entremont, Jeremy. "Moose Peak Lighthouse". New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide. Retrieved 23 July 2013.