Chris J LeBlanc Photography - Lighthouses
Providing details and historical information of lighthouse pictures taken during my travels
Egg Rock Lighthouse
Frenchman Bay, Maine
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© 2011 - Chris J LeBlanc Photographer
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.
- Station Established: 1875
- Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1875
- Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
- Construction Materials: BRICK
- Tower Shape: SQUARE W/REPLICA ALUMINUM LANTERN
- 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