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Nash Island Light
Near Addison, Maine
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Jeremy D'Entremont
Location: Southeast mouth of Pleasant Bay
Nearest town: Addison
Accessibility: The lighthouse is best viewed by boat.
44 27 50 N
67 44 45 W
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Station established: 1838; Present lighthouse built: 1874
Automated: 1947; Discontinued: 1981
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 36 feet. Focal plane: 51 feet.
Original optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1874); Present optic: None.
Other buildings still standing: None
Owned and maintained by:
Friends of Nash Island Light
P.O. Box 250
Addison, Maine 04606

Jenny Cirone (1912-2004) was a very popular local resident, and it was largely her inspiration that has led to strong interest in the preservation of Nash Island Lighthouse. A video documentary about Jenny Cirone has been produced, called "Jenny's Island Life." It's available on either VHS or DVD. You can purchase the documentary (specify VHS or DVD) by sending $25 to:

Friends of Nash Island Light
P.O. Box 250
Addison, Maine 04606

The Friends of Nash Island Light have also published a poster reproduced from a beautiful black and white photo taken by Gifford Ewing in 2000. The poster is available for $25, postage paid.

Previous lighthouse (south to north): Narraguagus Light
Next lighthouse (south to north): Moose Peak Light
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