Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse

Frenchboro, Maine
Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse is the most remote lighthouse in the state of Maine. It is located over 20 miles off Frenchboro, Maine.
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Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse is the most remote lighthouse in the state of Maine. It is located over 20 miles off Frenchboro on Mount Desert Rock.

Lighthouse Specs

  • Originally Constructed: 1830
  • Current Tower Constructed: 1847
  • First Lit: 1847 (current tower)
  • Construction: Granite
  • Tower Shape: Conical
  • Height: 57 feet
  • Focal Height: 75 feet
  • Markings: Unpainted natural tower with a black painted lantern
  • Characteristic: Flashing white light every 15 seconds
  • Range: 20 nautical miles
  • Status: Active
  • NRHP Number: 88000155

Location

Address: Mount Desert Rock, Frenchboro, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 43.968694, -68.127806
Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.968694, -68.127806
Parking Notes: No parking is available because the lighthouse is located miles off the mainland. Sadly, the lighthouse is not viewable from the mainland. It is only viewable from boats and planes.

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