Chris J LeBlanc Photography - Lighthouses
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Egg Rock Lighthouse
Frenchman Bay, Maine
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Location:   Located on Rock Island in Frenchman Bay.
Latitude:  N 44.35407
Longitude:  W 68.13805

Year Constructed:  1875. Active
Tower Height:  40 feet    Focal Plane:  64 feet

Square cylindrical brick tower with lantern and gallery, rising through the center of the roof of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. The original lantern was removed in 1976; the VRB-25 aerobeacon is mounted in a replica lantern (1986). Building painted white with red roof; lantern is black.
Historical Information:

  • Station Established: 1875
  • Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1875
  • Operational? YES
  • Automated? YES 1976
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Pattern: WHITE TOWER ON RED ROOF
  • Original Lens: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
The lighthouse went into service on November 1, 1875. It consisted of a short, square brick tower on the center of a one-story wooden keeper’s dwelling. The lantern originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens showing a fixed red light.

The dwelling was altered around 1900, when a second story was added and the original roof was replaced by the present roof with and dormers. In October 1901, the light was upgraded with the installation of a new fourth-order lens.

The Coast Guard keepers were removed and the light was automated in 1976. The Coast Guard removed the lantern and installed rotating aerobeacons.  Today a boathouse, oil house, and generator house still stand along with the lighthouse.
Historic Postcard of Egg Rock Lighthouse from 1910s