Goose Rocks Light

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Goose Rocks Light in 2002 - 40th trip
Goose Rocks Light in 2002 - 40th trip

North Haven, Maine

Built: 1890

Automated: 1963

This 51 foot tall caisson-type or "sparkplug" style, cast iron tower marks the east entrance to the Fox Islands Thorofare, a busy waterway between Vinalhaven and North Haven islands in Penobscot Bay. It originally housed a fourth-order Fresnel lens that was replaced with a modern optic when the light was automated. The inside of the tower contains three levels that served as living quarters for the keepers, as well as a watch room and a storage area.

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