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Name: Egg Rock Light (ME)   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Winter Harbor, Maine, United States

Location: At the entrance to Frenchmans Bay.

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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Telephone: 207-546-2124


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 279
Maine, 04658, United States

The Coast Guard removed the lantern in 1980; a replica aluminum lantern was installed in 1986.

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 64

Characteristic and Range: Flashing red every five seconds.

Description of Tower: Square white brick tower on roof of keeper's dwelling; black aluminum lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1875 integral 1.5 story wood keeper's quarters, 1904 brick fog signal building, oil house, boathouse, generator house.

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1875

Date Automated: 1976

Optics: 1875: Fifth order Fresnel lens; 1902: Fourth order Fresnel lens; 1980: rotating aerobeacons; 1986: 190 mm. Now VRB-25.

Fog Signal: 1875: Fog bell and striking apparatus in bell tower; 1887: New skeletal fog bell tower; 1904: compressed air fog horn; now automated fog horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No,

From Route 1 take ME 3 to the entrance to Acadia National Park. Follow the 20 mile Loop Road through the park. Egg Rock Light can be seen offshore from three vantage points: The Champlain Mountain Overlook, The Precipice, and the Scenic Overlook. The lighthouse can also be seen from a number of sightseeing cruises and whale watches leaving Bar Harbor. These include the Atlantis Whale Watcher at 1 West Street; call (800) 508-1499 for information. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. offers whale watches and nature cruises; call (207) 288-2386. Check at the Acadia National Park visitor center at the park entrance for more cruise information.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Ambrose H. Wasgatt (1875-1885); Amaziah R. Small (1885-1889); Lewis F. Sawyer (1889-1899); Heber G. Sawyer (1899-1905); Stephen F. Flood (assistant c. 1905); Augustus B. Hamor (1913-c.1930); Jules Benjamin Pinkham (c. 1930s); Clinton (Buster) Dalzell (assistant c. 1935, drowned on duty); Linwood Gammon (Coast Guard, c. 1946); Daniel Buckley (c. 1950); ? Wilson (c. 1950); Robert Camp (c. 1950); Arthur L. Wollschlager (Coast Guard, 1954-1957); Thomas Collins (Coast Guard, c. 1967)

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