Franklin Island Light

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Franklin Island Light
Franklin Island Maine Lighthouse.JPG
Franklin Island Light is located in Maine
Franklin Island Light
LocationMuscongus Bay, Maine
Coordinates43°53′31.4″N 69°22′28.6″W / 43.892056°N 69.374611°W / 43.892056; -69.374611Coordinates: 43°53′31.4″N 69°22′28.6″W / 43.892056°N 69.374611°W / 43.892056; -69.374611
Year first constructed1805
Year first lit1855 (current structure)
Tower shapeCylindrical Brick Tower
Markings / patternWhite
Tower height45 feet (14 m)
Focal height57 feet (17 m)
Original lens4th degree Fresnel lens
Current lens9.8 inches (250 mm)
Range8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 6s
Fog signalnone
Admiralty numberJ0132
ARLHS numberUSA-309
USCG number1-4980[1][2][3]

Franklin Island Light is a lighthouse on Franklin Island, in Muscongus Bay, Maine, USA. It was first established in 1805. The present structure was built in 1855.


  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. 44.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-10-09). "Lighthouses of the United States: Southern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.