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Great Duck Island Light
Near Frenchboro, Maine
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Location: Blue Hill Bay approach; Nearest town: Frenchboro.
44 08 30 N
68 14 42 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public; it is best viewed by boat.
Station established: 1890; Present lighthouse built: 1890; Automated: 1986
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 42 feet; Height of focal plane: 67 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1890 keeper's house, 1890 fog signal building, 1890 boathouse, 1890 storage building, 1901 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Property maintained by:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-5015
Earlier optic: 1890: Fifth-order Fresnel
1902: Fourth-order Fresnel
Present optic: VRB-25
Characteristic: Flashing red every five seconds; range 19 nautical miles
Fog signal: One blast every 15 seconds
Related sites: - Acadia National Park
Ellen Spain's site on Great Duck Island
Previous lighthouse: Bass Harbor Head Light
Next lighthouse: Mount Desert Rock Light
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