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Fort Point Lighthouse
28-SEP-2012

Fort Point Lighthouse

On June 30, 1834, Congress appropriated $5,000 to enable “the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by contract, for building a light-house on a proper site on Fort Point, at the entrance of Penobscot Bay, in the State of Maine.” The lighthouse, a conical tower built of undressed split granite, and an accompany dwelling were completed for just over $4,377. The tower was topped by an octagonal iron lantern housing eight lamps with thirteen-inch reflectors that shone a fixed white light at a height of ninety-nine feet above high water.

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