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Saddleback Ledge postcard face - click to enlarge

Saddleback Ledge postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Saddleback Ledge

State: ME
Year established: 1839
Latitude: 44 deg 0 min 51 sec N
Longitude: 68 deg 43 min 35 sec W
Height above sea level: 52 feet

Original construction:
present 42-foot conical granite tower, white base; white dwelling attached

Automated in 1954; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Flashing white every 6 seconds, visible for 9 nautical miles; fog signal 1 blast every 10 seconds

More information:
Holland Jr., Francis R., America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), p. 92
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 96-97
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), pp. 35-36