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Indian Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Indian Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Indian Island

State: ME
Year established: 1850
Latitude: 44 deg 9 min 55 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 3 min 39 sec W
Height above sea level: 53 feet

Original construction:
lantern mounted on roof of keeper's house

1859: decommissioned
1875: reactivated, present 31-foot high square white tower

Decommissioned in 1934, replaced by automated light on nearby Lowell Rock

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. 22-23