Seguin Light

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Seguin Light
Seguin Lighthouse Maine.JPG
US Coast Guard photo
Seguin Light is located in Maine
Seguin Light
Location Mouth of the Kennebec River, Maine
Coordinates 43°42′26.9″N 69°45′28.9″W / 43.707472°N 69.758028°W / 43.707472; -69.758028Coordinates: 43°42′26.9″N 69°45′28.9″W / 43.707472°N 69.758028°W / 43.707472; -69.758028
Year first constructed 1795
Year first lit 1857 (current structure)
Automated 1985
Tower shape Cylindrical Tower
Markings / pattern White
Focal height 180 feet (55 m)
Current lens 1st order Fresnel Lens
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic F W
Fog signal HORN: 2 every 20s
ARLHS number USA-746
USCG number

1-35[1][2][3]

Seguin Island Light Station
Nearest city Georgetown, Maine
Area 64 acres (26 ha)
Built 1790[citation needed]
Governing body COAST GUARD
NRHP Reference # 77000084[4]
Added to NRHP March 08, 1977

Seguin Light is a lighthouse on Seguin Island at the mouth of the Kennebec River, Maine. It was first established in 1795. The present structure was built in 1857. It is the highest lighthouse on the Maine coast and has the only first order fresnel lens currently used in the state.[5] Its first order lens assembly is around 12 feet (3.7m) tall; this can be seen in the photo of the lighthouse.

Although the USCG Light List[2] says it is a "Brick conical tower", all of the photographs show a white cylindrical tower apparently made of granite blocks.

Seguin Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Seguin Island Light Station" on March 8, 1977, reference number 77000084.[4] Note that although the NRHP listing gives a date of 1790, the USCG web site and other references suggest that the current tower was built in 1857.

Keepers[1][edit]

  • John Polereszky (1796–1802)
  • Christopher Pushard (assistant, 1796–1802)
  • John Hollaway (assistant? c.1800)
  • Moses Haskell (1802–1822)
  • Jonathan Delano (1822–1825)
  • Spencer Delano (assistant? c.1820)
  • John Salters (1825–1839)
  • Nathaniel Springer Todd (1839–1849)
  • James Marston (1849–1853)
  • A. E. Osgood (1853–1857)
  • Boyd L. Miles (assistant, 1855)
  • Joseph King (assistant, 1855)
  • Stephen Marston Jr. (1857)
  • Daniel Dodge (1857)
  • John C. Lowell (1857–1859)
  • Granville Lowell (1859–1861)
  • Tallman B. Lowell (assistant, 1859–1860)
  • William M. Knight (1860–1861)
  • Zina H. Spinney (1861–1866)
  • P. O. Spinney (assistant, 1861–1865)
  • David Spinney 2nd (assistant, 1861–1863)
  • David Spinney (assistant, 1863–1865)
  • Rachel Spinney (assistant, 1865–1866)
  • William S. Oliver (assistant, 1865–1866)
  • Francis L. Morrill (1866–1868)
  • William C. Marr (assistant, 1866)
  • Ephraim S. Marr (assistant, 1866 and 1874–1875)
  • Henry E. Morrill (1866–1867)
  • Charles S. Morrill (assistant, 1866–1867)
  • Jane Morrill (assistant, 1867–1869)
  • Arthur Hutchins (assistant, 1867–1869)
  • Samuel G. Crane (1867–1875)
  • O. B. Crane (assistant, 1868–1871)
  • J. B. Crane (assistant, 1868–1974)
  • Louisa N. Lane (Crane?) (assistant, 1871–1872)
  • Turner Jewett (assistant, 1872)
  • Elisha B. Crane (assistant, 1874–1875)
  • Thomas Day (1875–1886)
  • Thomas Bibber (assistant, 1876–1880)
  • Willis E. Chase (assistant, 1875)
  • Henry Wiley (assistant, 1881–1882)
  • Samuel Cavanor (assistant, 1882)
  • Fernando Wallace (assistant, 1882–1886)
  • Edwin M. Wyman (assistant, 1886–1889)
  • Henry Day (1886–1890)
  • Henry M. Clark (assistant, 1887)
  • William H. Wyman (assistant, 1888–1889)
  • Jesse Pierce (assistant, 1889)
  • Merritt P. Pinkham (assistant 1889-1890, head keeper 1890-1898)
  • Parker O. Healey (assistant, 1890–1893)
  • William A. Stetson (assistant 1898)
  • Fred Hodgkins (assistant, 1903)
  • George A. Lewis (1898–1903 and 1907–1912)
  • Herbert L. Spinney (assistant 1893-1898, head keeper 1903-1907)
  • Walter S. Adams (assistant, 1907–1908)
  • Clifford B. Staples (assistant, 1908–1912)
  • Henry M. Cuskley (1912–1915)
  • Maurice M. Weaver (1915–1922)
  • Arthur Marston (assistant? 1921-1923)
  • Napoleon B. Fickett (1922–1926)
  • Elson L. Small (1926–1930)
  • Frank E. Bracey (assistant 1926-1930, head keeper 1930-1931)
  • Millard H. Urquhart (assistant 1928-1931, head keeper 1931-1938)
  • Jasper L. Cheney (assistant, 1930–1931)
  • Joseph M. Conners (assistant, 1931–1936)
  • Donald E. Robbins, assistant (1930–1932)
  • Clinton L. Dalzell (assistant, 1932–1933)
  • Floyd E. Singer (assistant, 1932–1933)
  • Truman L. Lathrop (assistant, 1933–1934)
  • Benjamin Stockbridge (assistant, 1934)
  • Ernest F. Witty (assistant, 1935)
  • George A. McKenney (assistant, 1935–1936)
  • Clarence Skolfield (assistant, 1936–1944; Coast Guard head keeper 1944-1946)
  • Arthur G. Hill (assistant, 1936–1938)
  • Maxwell A. DeShon (assistant, 1938–1941)

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