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Grindle Point Light
Islesboro, Maine
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Gilkey Harbor, Islesboro; Nearest town: Islesboro
44 16 56 N
68 56 34 W
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Accessibility: Islesboro can be reached via ferry from Lincolnville Beach. The lighthouse is close to the ferry landing. The Sailor's Memorial Museum in the keeper's house will be open for the 2007 season from early July to early September, weekend days (and possibly other days), 9:00 to 4:30.
Open to public? Museum in keeper's house only
Station established: 1851; Present lighthouse built: 1874
Discontinued: 1934; Relighted: 1987
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 39 feet; Height of focal plane: 39 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel; Present optic: 250 mm (solar-powered)
Characteristic: Flashing green every four seconds
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Sailor's Memorial Museum in keeper's house maintained by the Town of Islesboro.
For more information contact:
Islesboro Town Office
Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-2253
Related site
Islesboro News Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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