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Heron Neck postcard face - click to enlarge

Heron Neck postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Heron Neck

State: ME
Year established: 1854
Latitude: 44 deg 1 min 30 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 51 min 43 sec W
Height above sea level: 92 feet

Original construction:
30-foot white brick tower connected to dwelling

1895: keeper's house rebuilt

Automated in 1982; active aid to navigation; empty keeper's house damaged by fire in 1989, since restored

Light characteristic:
Fixed red with white sector, visible for 10 nautical miles; fog signal, 1 blast every 30 seconds

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