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Halfway Rock Light
Casco Bay, Maine
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Location: Casco Bay, eastern approach to Portland Harbor; Nearest town: Harpswell, Maine
43 39 21 N
70 02 12 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be reached only by boat or helicopter, and landing a boat is very difficult. It can be seen distantly from Land's End at the southern tip of Bailey Island.

 Station established: 1871; Present lighthouse built: 1871; Automated: 1975

Construction material: Granite, brick
Height of tower: 76 feet; Height of focal plane: 77 feet
Original optic: Third-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25 (solar powered)
Characteristic: Flashing red every five seconds; Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds
Other buildings still standing: None
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
The lighthouse has been licensed by the Coast Guard to the American Lighthouse Foundation
Related sites
Maine.info: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Previous lighthouse (south to north): Portland Breakwater Light
Next lighthouse (south to north): Seguin Island Light
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