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Owls Head postcard face - click to enlarge

Owls Head postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Owls Head

State: ME
Year established: 1825
Latitude: 44 deg 5 min 31 sec N
Longitude: 69 deg 2 min 38 sec W
Height above sea level: 100 feet

Original construction:
30-foot brick tower

Automated in 1989; active aid to navigation; lighthouse grounds now a state park

Light characteristic:
Fixed white light visible for 16 nautical miles; fog horn blasts twice every 20 seconds

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), p. 94