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Pemaquid Point Light
Bristol, Maine
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Location: Entrance to Muscongus Bay and John Bay; Nearest town: Bristol
43 50 12 N
69 30 21 W
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Station established: 1827; Present lighthouse built: 1835; Automated: 1934
Construction material: Stone
Height of tower: 38 feet; Height of focal plane: 79 feet
Optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1856)
Characteristic: Flashing white every six seconds
Click here to see Pemaquid Point Light flash
Other buildings still standing: 1857 keeper's house, 1896 oil house, fog bell tower (reconstructed 1992)
Accessibility: From US Route 1 in Damariscotta, take ME 130 south to Bristol (about 14.5 miles). The route leads to the parking lot (small fee) at Pemaquid Point.
The grounds and keeper's house are owned and managed by the Town of Bristol. There is a museum in the keeper's house:
The Fishermen's Museum
(207) 677-2494
A one-bedroom apartment in the keeper's house is available for weekly vacation rentals; click here for details.
The lighthouse tower is licensed to:
American Lighthouse Foundation
Volunteers of the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse (a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation) manage the tower only.
Volunteers open the tower in season (Memorial Day to Columbus Day) to the public every day from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tower might be closed on rainy days or if there are no volunteers available. There is no charge to climb the tower but donations are appreciated.
To join the Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse or make a donation to the group, contact:
Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
PO Box 353
Bristol, ME 04539-0353
Or call president Marty Welt at (207) 563-2739, or email
You can call vice president Bob Kline at (207) 677-3499 or email especially for group visits and special events.
Related sites: Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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