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Little River Light
Cutler, Maine
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Little River Island, Cutler Harbor
Nearest town: Cutler
44 39 03 N
67 11 32 W
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Accessibility: The lighthouse is best viewed from cruises offered by the Bold Coast Charter Company.
Station established: 1847; Present lighthouse built: 1876; Deactivated: 1975-2001 (light moved to steel skeleton tower); Relighted: 2001

Construction materials: Cast iron, lined with brick

Height of tower: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 56 feet

Earlier optic: Fifth-order Fresnel; Present optic: VRB-25 (right)

Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds

Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds

Other buildings still standing: 1888 keeper's house, 1881 boathouse, 1905 oil house

U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.
Owned by the American Lighthouse Foundation
For more information:
Friends of Little River Lighthouse
P.O. Box 671
East Machias, ME 04630-0671
The keeper's house is open for overnight stays. Click here for details.
Related sites:
Washington County, Maine Resources for Maine Travel & Living
Alexander Parris Digital Project
Previous lighthouse: Avery Rock Light
Next lighthouse: West Quoddy Head Light
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