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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Bristol, Maine, USA 3

First operational in 1827, the Pemaquid Point Light is located on Pemaquid Point in Bristol, Maine, USA. It overlooks the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean.

The keeper’s house now holds the Fisherman’s Museum and both the tower and museum are open to the public attracting over 100,000 visitors per year.

The tower itself is 38 feet high (11.5 m). It measures 16 feet at the base and 10 feet in diameter at the top. The light is 79 feet (24 m) above sea level and can be seen 14 nautical miles out at sea. It flashes a white light every 6 seconds with 9,950 candle power using a fourth order Fresnel lens installed in 1856. The smaller tower toward the sun in the panorama is the old fog bell tower.

The light operation was automated in 1934 and was fueled by gas. Later 250 watt electric lamps were fitted inside the lens. It remains an active aid to navigation and is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard but the tower is managed by Friends of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation.

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Copyright: Tom Sadowski
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10600x5300
Taken: 28/08/2014
Uploaded: 12/03/2016


Tags: tower; navigation; coast; light house; lincoln county; muscongus bay
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