Owls Head Light
|Location||Owls Head, Maine|
|Year first constructed||1826|
|Year first lit||1826|
|Markings / pattern||white with black lantern|
|Focal height||100 feet (30 m)|
|Current lens||4th order Fresnel lens|
|Range||16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)|
|Fog signal||HORN: 2 every 20s|
Owls Head Light Station
|Nearest city||Owls Head, Maine|
|Architect||Green & Foster and Jeremiah Barry|
|Governing body||U.S. Coast Guard|
|NRHP Reference #||78000183|
|Added to NRHP||January 18, 1978|
Owls Head Light is a lighthouse located in Owls Head, Maine at the entrance of Rockland Harbor on Western Penobscot Bay. The lighthouse was established in 1826. It is operated by the United States Coast Guard and it is also part of Owls Head Light State Park.
The lighthouse was designed by Green & Foster and Jeremiah Barry and constructed in 1826. It is a 30-foot (9.1 m) tall cylindrical brick tower on a granite foundation standing on top a cliff. It has one of the last six Fresnel lenses in operation in Maine.
In 1854, a keeper's house was built separate from the lighthouse. The cottage now serves as Coast Guard housing. A fourth order Fresnel lens, in use until recently, was installed in 1856. A generator house and an oil storage building were added in 1895.
- "Classical Lenses in Operation" (PDF). US Coast Guard. 2009-08-06.
- Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 36.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-08.
- Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-09). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
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