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Fort Point Light
Stockton Springs, Maine
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Location: Cape Jellison, west side of the mouth of the Penobscot River; Nearest town: Stockton Springs
44 28 02 N
68 48 42 W
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Accessibility: There is free parking near the lighthouse and Fort Pownall, within Fort Point State Historic Site. The lighthouse is not open to the public, but the grounds are accessible 9:00 a.m. to sunset in season.
Station established: 1836; Present lighthouse built: 1857; Automated: 1988
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 31 feet; Height of focal plane: 88 feet
Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857)
Characteristic: Fixed white; range 15 nautical miles.
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
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Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1890 fog bell tower, 1890 barn, 1897 oil house, garage
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Managed by:
Fort Point State Historic Site
(207) 567-3356
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Stockton Springs, Maine
Penobscot Marine Museum
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