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Crabtree Ledge postcard face - click to enlarge

Crabtree Ledge postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Crabtree Ledge

State: ME
Year established: 1890
Latitude: 44 deg 28 min 8 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 13 min 15 sec W
Height above sea level: 49 feet

Original construction:
37-foot cylindrical cast-iron tower on a caisson, the light 48 feet above the water

Discontinued in 1934, sold to private owners, collapsed during a winter storm before World War II.

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