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Owl's Head Light
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The Owl's Head Lighthouse stands on a rocky prominence on the western shore of Penobscot Bay. It was built in 1825 when commercial shipping was increasing in the area predominantly due to lime exports from local quarries and kilns. $4,000 was appropriated by the US Congress at the time to purchase the land and to build the light station.

The actual light house is 30 feet high with the height of the focal plane at 100 feet. The light was electrified in 1925, replacing kerosene and before that whale oil as an energy source for the light. Operations were automated in 1989.

Copyright: Tom Sadowski
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10500x5250
Taken: 04/04/2010
Uploaded: 18/04/2010
Updated: 04/03/2015
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Tags: lighthouse; ocean; maritime; nautical; navigation; stairs; lookout; water
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