Rockland Breakwater Light

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Rockland Breakwater Light in 2002 - 40th trip
Rockland Breakwater Light in 2002 - 40th trip

Rockland, Maine

Built: 1902

Automated: 1965

This 25 foot tall, square, brick tower rises from the roof of a brick fog signal building which is attached to the keeper's dwelling. The structure sits on a rectangular platform of granite blocks. It is located on a stone jetty extending south from Jamison's Point to protect Rockland Harbor. The heavy traffic into Rockland Harbor makes this light and its foghorn very important. In 1991 the Coast Guard refurbished, scraped and painted the structure. The tower and fog signal building were returned to their original red brickwork. In 1998, responsibility for the station was assigned to the American Lighthouse Foundation, and in 1999 The Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse (a chapter of the Foundation) was formed. Extensive restoration and renovation are ongoing.

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