Location: Cape Jellison, west side of the mouth of
the Penobscot River; Nearest town: Stockton Springs
44 28 02 N
68 48 42 W
Accessibility: There is free parking near the lighthouse
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
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.
Point State Historic Site
Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1857)
Characteristic: Fixed white; range 15 nautical miles.
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds