Location: Southern tip of White Island, southernmost of
the Isles of Shoals; Nearest town: Rye, New Hampshire
Accessibility: The island is
not open to the public; the best views are from cruises
to the Isles of Shoals.
42 58 02 N
70 37 24 W
Station established: 1821; Present lighthouse built:
1859; Automated: 1986
Construction material: Brick with cast iron lantern.
Height of tower: 58 feet; Height of focal plane: 82 feet
Other buildings still standing: keeper's house, covered
walkway, two outbuildings.
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, owned by the
State of New Hampshire
Earlier optic: Second-order Fresnel (1855)
Present optic: VLB-44 light emitting diode unit
Characteristic: Flashing white every 15 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
USCG ANT South Portland Photo