National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Lighthouse Postcards

Browse: Maps | Region/State | Name Index


Goose Rocks postcard face - click to enlarge

Goose Rocks postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Goose Rocks

State: ME
Year established: 1890
Latitude: 44 deg 8 min 7 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 49 min 50 sec W
Height above sea level: 51 feet

Original construction:
3-story cast iron tower atop circular cast iron concrete-filled foundation

Automated in 1963; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing red every 6 seconds, with white sector, visible for 11 nautical miles; fog signal is 1 blast every 10 seconds

More information:
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 43