Browns Head Light

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Browns Head Light in 2002 - 40th trip
Browns Head Light in 2002 - 40th trip

Vinalhaven, Maine

Built: 1857

Automated: 1987

This 20 foot tall white cylindrical brick tower is connected to the 1-1/2 story wooden, cottage style keeper's dwelling by a short enclosed passageway. Located in Penobscot Bay on the northwest point of Vinalhaven Island, it marks the western entrance to the Fox Islands Thorofare. This light originally housed a fifth-order Fresnel lens which was replaced by a fourth-order Fresnel in 1902. It was among the last of the Maine lighthouses to be automated, and is still active today.

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