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The Cuckolds postcard face - click to enlarge

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The Cuckolds

State: ME
Year established: 1892
Latitude: 43 deg 46 min 47 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 38 min 58 sec W
Height above sea level: 59 feet

Original construction:
present wooden 48-foot octagonal unlighted tower on fog signal house

1907: lantern added to top of tower

Active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
2 white flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles; fog signal is 1 blast every 15 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. 22-23