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Ram Island Ledge postcard face - click to enlarge

Ram Island Ledge postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Ram Island Ledge

State: ME
Year established: 1905
Latitude: 43 deg 37 min 53 sec N
Longitude: 70 deg 11 min 14 sec W
Height above sea level: 90 feet

Original construction:
present 72-foot granite tower

Automated in 1959; active aid to navigation; converted to solar power in 2001

Light characteristic:
2 white flashes every 6 seconds, visible from 8 nautical miles; fog signal 1 blast every 10 seconds

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