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Whitlocks Mill

State: ME
Year established: 1892
Latitude: 45 deg 9 min 46 sec N
Longitude: 67 deg 13 min 37 sec W
Height above sea level: 32 feet

Original construction:
Lantern in a tree

1910: 25-foot brick tower

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Light characteristic:
alternating 6 seconds green and 6 seconds dark visible for 5 nautical miles

The Whitlock's Mill Light "is the northernmost light in the United States and is one of Maine's youngest lighthouses".

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 82
Roberts, B., & Jones, R., American Lighthouses; A Comprehensive Guide, (Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998), p. 28