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Eagle Island Light

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Location  Eagle Island
Foundation  Natural / emplaced
Tower shape  Conical Tower
Opened  1838
Focal height  32 m
Year first constructed  1838
Year first lit  1858
Construction  Granite rubblestone
Height  9.1 m
Range  16,668 m
Automated  1963
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Markings / pattern  White with black lantern
Similar  Great Duck Island Light Station, Deer Island Thorofare Light, Franklin Island Light, Mount Desert Light Stati, Crabtree Ledge Light

Eagle island lighthouse and gong

For Eagle Island Lighthouse in County Mayo, Ireland, see Eagle Island, County Mayo

Eagle Island Light is a lighthouse on Eagle Island in Penobscot Bay. The tower was first lit in 1838 but had to be torn down because of physical defects. It was rebuilt in 1858 and operated by several families over the next century. In 1959 the light was automated, and five years later, over vehement local protests, the keeper's house was torn down and the bell was removed. The crew that removed the bell lost control of it, and it fell into the Bay. A lobsterman salvaged it some years later and it is on exhibit on Great Spruce Head Island.

Today Eagle Light is owned by a nonprofit which provides public access and has restored both the light itself and the square pyramidal bell tower. Along with several other lights in Maine, the growth of trees around the light has made its future problematic.


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