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Lubec Channel postcard face - click to enlarge

Lubec Channel postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Lubec Channel

State: ME
Year established: 1890
Latitude: 44 deg 50 min 31 sec N
Longitude: 66 deg 58 min 36 sec W
Height above sea level: 53 feet

Original construction:
40-foot brick-lined cast iron light tower

Automated in 1939; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 6 seconds, visible for 6 nautical miles; fog signal one blast every 6 seconds

In 1989 a proposal to decommission the light was dropped after local objections.

More information:
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), pp. 27-28