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Hendricks Head Light
West Southport, Maine
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Hendricks Head Light
Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Sheepscot River Entrance
Nearest town: West Southport
43 49 22 N
69 41 23 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public. A view is possible from a beach in West Southport, and some cruises from Bath and Boothbay Harbor pass by.
Station established: 1829; Present lighthouse built: 1875
Discontinued: 1933; Relighted: 1951
Construction material: Bricks
Height of tower: 39 feet; Height of focal plane: 43 feet
Original optic: Fifth order Fresnel (1875); Present optic: 250 mm
Characteristic: Fixed white with a red sector
Other buildings still standing: 1875 keeper's house, 1890 fog bell tower, 1895 oil house,
barn, two cisterns, storage building, garage
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; property is privately owned
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