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Pumpkin Island

State: ME
Year established: 1854
Latitude: 44 deg 18 min 32 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 44 min 34 sec W
Height above sea level: 44 feet

Original construction:
28-foot brick tower

Automated in 1930; decommissioned in 1933; sold in 1934, now private residence

More information:
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 20-21