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
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 (LED)
Characteristic: Flashing white every 15 seconds
Fog signal: One blast every 30 seconds
- USCG ANT South Portland Photo