Avery Rock Light

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Avery Rock Light
Avery Rock Light, Maine.jpg
Avery Rock Light is located in Maine
Avery Rock Light
Location Avery Rock, Machias Bay, Maine
Coordinates 44°39′16″N 67°20′39″W / 44.65444°N 67.34417°W / 44.65444; -67.34417Coordinates: 44°39′16″N 67°20′39″W / 44.65444°N 67.34417°W / 44.65444; -67.34417
Year first constructed 1875
Year first lit 1875
Automated 1926
Deactivated 1947
Construction Brick and wood
Tower shape Square tower
Height 34 feet (10 m)
Original lens Fifth order
Range 13 nm
Characteristic Fixed red
Fog signal Bell every 10 seconds

Avery Rock Light was a lighthouse in Avery Rock, Machias Bay, Maine, United States. It was built on a rocky islet, 110 metres long and 48 metres wide, in the middle of Machias Bay accessible only by boat. The old light was a square tower built in 1875 with a gallery and lantern centered on the keeper’s house. The lighthouse was automated in 1926, but it later suffered storm damage in 1947 that was beyond repair which led to its demolition.[1]

The lighthouse was later rebuilt as a 13 feet (4.0 m) skeletal tower with a focal plane at 17 feet (5.2 m) which emits a white flash every 6 seconds.[2]