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Monhegan Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Monhegan Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Monhegan Island

State: ME
Year established: 1824
Latitude: 43 deg 45 min 53 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 18 min 56 sec W
Height above sea level: 178 feet

1850: present 48-foot granite tower rebuilt after storm damage

Active aid to navigation; solar powered

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 15 seconds, visible from 20 nautical miles

The Monhegan Island Light , at 178 feet above sea level, is the second highest in Maine.

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 88
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 47