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Little River postcard face - click to enlarge

Little River postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Little River

State: ME
Year established: 1847
Latitude: 44 deg 39 min 3 sec N
Longitude: 67 deg 11 min 31 sec W
Height above sea level: 57 feet

Original construction:
stone lighthouse tower with attached keeper's house

1876: 35-foot conical brick-lined cast iron tower

Automated in 1975; active aid to navigation;: replaced by light on skeleton tower in 1980; lighthouse reactivated in 2001 after restoration by American Lighthouse Foundation

Light characteristic:
White flash every 6 seconds, visible for 13 nautical miles; fog signal, 1 blast every 10 seconds

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. 18-19