Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point State Park, Maine
The first lighthouse at this location was completed in 1827. It was poorly built, and a new light was constructed in 1835. Although the tower is only 38 feet high, it sits 79 feet above sea level and can be seen for 14 miles.
In 1897, a fog bell house and tower were built. The bell was originally operated by hand, then briefly by steam engines. Around 1899, these were replaced with a striking machine, powered by a hand-cranked clockwork mechanism. Sometime in the 1930', the fog bell was removed.
In 1991, the engine house and tower were destroyed by storms, but were reconstructed a year later.
In 1934, the light became the first in Maine to be automated. It remains an active aid to navigation, and the surrounding area is now Lighthouse Park, maintained by the town of Bristol.
Directions: From Damariscotta, take ME 130 about 14.5 miles south to Bristol. There is a fee for using the parking lot.
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