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Marshall Point postcard face - click to enlarge

Marshall Point postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Marshall Point

State: ME
Year established: 1832
Latitude: 43 deg 55 min 2 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 15 min 40 sec W
Height above sea level: 30 feet

Original construction:
20-foot rubblestone tower

1857: present 31-foot brick and granite lighthouse
1935: light electrified

Automated in 1971; active aid to navigation; first floor of restored keeper's house contains Marshal Point Lighthouse Museum

Light characteristic:
Fixed white light, visible for 13 nautical miles; fog signal, 1 blast every 10 seconds

The first floor of the restored 1895 keeper's house houses the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum.

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 89
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), pp. 46-47