Perkins Island Light

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Perkins Island Light in 2002 - 40th trip
Perkins Island Light in 2002 - 40th trip

Perkins Island, Maine

Built: 1898

Automated: 1959

This 23 foot tall octagonal, wood tower sits on a seven-acre island along the eastern side of the Kennebec River. The two-story wood framed keeper's house and barn were built at the same time as the tower. The tower originally held a fifth-order Fresnel lens which was removed when the station was automated. This light is the first of four Kennebec River lights encountered upon entering the river from the Atlantic Ocean enroute to the shipbuilding town of Bath, Maine. The other three are: Squirrel Point, Kennebec River Range Lights and Doubling Point.

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