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Name: Rockland Harbor Southwest Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Owls Head, Maine, United States

Location: Near Rockland Harbor, Penobscot Bay.

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Photo: John J. Gazzola

Managing Organization:
Private owner

This lighthouse was built between 1981 and 1987 by Dr. Bruce Woolett. It has been recognized as an official aid to navigation marking dangerous Seal Ledge.

Height of Focal Plane: 44

Characteristic and Range: Flashing yellow (amber) every 2.5 seconds.

Description of Tower: White square wood tower on roof of a small wood building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1987

Date Present Tower Built: 1981-1987

Optics: 1987: Electric marine lens; 1989: Fifth order Fresnel lens (originally from Doubling Point Range Lights).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Visitors are welcome to visit the grounds near the lighthouse, but are not allowed inside without permission. To reach the lighthouse from ME 73: Between Thomaston and Rockland turn right on North Shore Drive ("Owls Head State Park" sign). Drive for 0.6 mile (past Ash Point Road on the right) and turn left at a sign marked "SHEARMANS LANE Prvt." Bear right at a "Y" into the driveway. As you enter the property there is a parking area to your right.

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