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Blue Hill Bay postcard face - click to enlarge

Blue Hill Bay postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Blue Hill Bay

State: ME
Year established: 1857
Latitude: 44 deg 14 min 55 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 29 min 52 sec W
Height above sea level: 26 feet

Original construction:
22-foot white cylindrical brick tower with attached dwelling

Decommissioned in 1933; replaced in 1935 by automated light on 22-foot skeleton tower as active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Green flash every 4 seconds, visible for 5 nautical miles

The 22-foot Blue Hill Bay Light is also known as Sand Island Light & Eggemoggin Light. The lighthouse and keeper's house have been restored and are privately owned.

More information:
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 34