Great Duck Island Lighthouse

Frenchboro, Maine
Great Duck Island Lighthouse is a historic tower on Great Duck Island in Frenchboro, Maine. It has guided mariners since 1890.
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Great Duck Island Lighthouse is a historic tower located on Great Duck Island in Frenchboro, Maine. It has guided mariners in Downeast Maine since 1890.

Lighthouse Specs

  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • First Lit: 1890
  • Construction: Brick and granite
  • Tower Shape: Cylindrical
  • Height: 43 feet
  • Focal Height: 67 feet
  • Markings: White with black lantern
  • Characteristic: Flashing red light every 5 seconds
  • Range: 19 nautical miles
  • Status: Active
  • NRHP Number: 88000159

Location

Address: Great Duck Island, Frenchboro, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 44.142167, -68.245944
Parking GPS Coordinates: 44.142167, -68.245944
Parking Notes: No parking is available at the lighthouse considering it is located on a remote island and not visible from the mainland. That said, the lighthouse can be viewed from boats and planes. Some tours are offered for visitors hoping to see the lighthouse.

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