The Cuckolds Light

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The Cuckolds Light
Cuckolds Lighthouse Maine1975.JPG
The Cuckolds Light is located in Maine
The Cuckolds Light
The Cuckolds Light
Location Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Coordinates 43°46′46.2″N 69°39′0.017″W / 43.779500°N 69.65000472°W / 43.779500; -69.65000472Coordinates: 43°46′46.2″N 69°39′0.017″W / 43.779500°N 69.65000472°W / 43.779500; -69.65000472
Year first constructed 1892
Year first lit 1907 (current structure)
Automated 1975
Tower shape Octagonal Tower on Dwelling
Markings / pattern White
Focal height 59 feet (18 m)
Original lens 4th order Fresnel lens
Current lens VRB-25
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 6s
Fog signal HORN: 1 every 15s
USCG number

1-5485[1][2][3]

Cuckolds Light Station
Nearest city Southport, Maine
Built 1892
Governing body COAST GUARD
MPS Light Stations of the United States MPS
NRHP Reference # 02001413[4]
Added to NRHP December 2, 2002

The Cuckolds Light is a lighthouse in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It was first established as a daymark. In 1892 a fog signal was added and the current structure was built in 1907.

The Cuckolds Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Cuckolds Light Station on December 2, 2002, reference number 02001413.[4]

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. 48. 
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-03). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.