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Two Bush Island postcard face - click to enlarge

Two Bush Island postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Two Bush Island

State: ME
Year established: 1897
Latitude: 43 deg 57 min 51 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 4 min 26 sec W
Height above sea level: 65 feet

Original construction:
present 42-foot tall square brick lighthouse

Automated in 1964; active aid to navigation; converted to solar power in 2000

Light characteristic:
Flashes white every 5 seconds with red sector, visible for 15 nautical miles; fog signal 1 blast every 15 seconds

Two Bush Island "was named for two lone pines, now gone, that served as day beacons" before the building of the lighthouse.

More information:
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 44