Nash Island Light
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Litehouseguy
N 44° 27.864 W 067° 44.771
19T E 599736 N 4924219
On a small island about 3 miles southwest of So. Addison.
Waymark Code: WM1028
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 26

Directions to this site: Milbridge, ME - Take tour boat to the island.

Nearest City/Town: Addison, ME

Purpose: Marked entrance to Moose-a-Bec Reach, Harrington and Pleasant Bays.

Active: No, since 1982

Site established: 1837 by Martin Van Buren

Built: 1838 - $5,000, 1873

Ht. Above Sea level: 51 ft

Tower: 1838 - 29 ft. Cylindrical, 1873 - 36 ft Square

Tower Material: Brick - White

Keeper's Quarters: Demolished in 1958

Oil House: Demolished in 1958.

Bell Tower: 1888 - 1000 lb bell added - Tower Demolished in 1958.

Lens: 4º Fresnel Lens. 1958 - Automated.

Management: Friends of Nash Island Light

Contact: Friends of Nash Island Light - RR 1 - Box 490 - Addison, ME - 04606

Site Status: Site Closed (See Notes), Tower Closed.

Best Seen From: By Boat Only

Notes: Island is a seabird nesting site, closed to public from Apr 1 - Aug 31.
1982 - Light replaced by an off-shore buoy.
The tower is currently undergoing restoration.
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed


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