Whitehead Lighthouse

St. George, Maine
Whitehead Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse at the entrance to Penobscot Bay. The tower stands on Whitehead Island off St. George, Maine.
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Whitehead Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located at the southwestern entrance to Penobscot Bay. The tower stands on Whitehead Island off St. George, Maine.

Lighthouse Specs

  • Originally Constructed: 1804
  • Current Tower Constructed: 1852
  • First Lit: 1852 (current tower)
  • Construction: Granite
  • Tower Shape: Conical
  • Height: 41 feet
  • Focal Height: 75 feet
  • Markings: Natural
  • Characteristic: Occulting green light every 4 seconds
  • Range: 6 nautical miles
  • Status: Active
  • NRHP Number: 88000154

Location

Address: Whitehead Island, St. George, Maine
Place GPS Coordinates: 43.978722, -69.124333
Parking GPS Coordinates: 43.978722, -69.124333
Parking Notes: There is no parking at the lighthouse considering it is located on a island. There also are no views of the lighthouse from the mainland due to the lighthouses’ location on the east side of Whitehead Island. The lighthouse can only be seen by boat or plane.

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