Matinicus Rock Lighthouse

Matinicus Island, Maine
Matinicus Rock Lighthouse is a historic and remote lighthouse on Matinicus Rock off Matinicus Island in Maine. The tower was built in 1827.
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Matinicus Rock Lighthouse is a historic and very remote lighthouse located on Matinicus Rock off Matinicus Island in Maine. This old granite tower was built in 1827.

Lighthouse Specs

  • Originally Constructed: 1827
  • Current Tower Constructed: 1857
  • First Lit: 1857 (current tower)
  • Construction: Granite blocks
  • Tower Shape: Cylindrical twin towers
  • Height: 48 feet
  • Focal Height: 90 feet
  • Markings: Natural
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 10 seconds
  • Range: 20 nautical miles
  • Status: Active
  • NRHP Number: 88000149

Location

Address: Matinicus Rock, Matinicus Island, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 43.783750, -68.855056
Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.783750, -68.855056
Parking Notes: No parking is available on the lighthouse because it is located on a remote island. It is best viewed from boats or planes considering it is miles off the mainland.

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