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Egg Rock postcard face - click to enlarge

Egg Rock postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Egg Rock

State: ME
Year established: 1875
Latitude: 44 deg 21 min 14 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 8 min 17 sec W
Height above sea level: 64 feet

Original construction:
40-foot tall brick light tower in the center of keeper's house

1976: replaced by rotating aerobeacons
1986: a new lantern installed in response to public complaints

Automated in 1976; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Red flashes every 5 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles; fog signal, 2 blasts every 30 seconds

More information:
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 30