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New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide
 Boon Island Light
Near York, Maine
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: About 6 miles east southeast of Cape Neddick
Nearest town: York
The lighthouse is not open to the public. Access is by boat only, and it is very difficult to land on the island.
43 07 18 N
70 28 36 W
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The lighthouse can be seen distantly from points along the shore, including Sohier Park at Cape Neddick in York, but it is best seen by boat.
Station established: 1799 (day beacon), 1811 (lighthouse)
Present lighthouse built: 1855; Automated: 1978
Construction material: Granite; Height of tower: 133 feet; Height of focal plane: 137 feet
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25 (solar powered)
Characteristic: Flashing white every five seconds; Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: Storage building
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; licensed to:
American Lighthouse Foundation
Click here to read more about ALF's efforts to preserve this lighthouse.
Related Sites:
Alexander Parris Digital Project
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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