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Rockland Harbor Southwest Light

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light

Nearby town:
Owls Head, ME


Year Light First Lit:

Lighthouse Automated:

Lighthouse Operational:
Yes, active aid to navigation

Tower Height: 25 feet

Present Optics:
Fifth Order Fresnel

Viewed from shore; viewed by boat/boat charter

Open to public:
No, closed to public

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Rockland Harbor Southwest Light - located at the southwest corner of Rockland Harbor, it is Maine's newest lighthouse

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light Rockland Harbor Southwest Light (+44° 4' 57.65", -69° 5' 46.64") is a private aid to navigation. Its characteristic is a yellow flash every 2.5 seconds, with a range of 12 nautical miles.

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light is Maine’s newest lighthouse. It was privately built by Dr. Bruce Woolett. Construction took 6 years and was finished in 1987. The lighthouse was built for $14,000. It is the only privately built lighthouse in New England to become an official aid to navigation.

The unique looking lighthouse is actually an 18-foot tall, white, wood-frame, square structure built on top of a small building. The lighthouse marks and warns mariners of Seal Ledge and of shallow waters southwest of Rockland Inner Harbor.

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light It was originally lit by an electric marine lens, but this was replaced in 1989 by a fifth-order Fresnel lens from the Kennebec River Range Lights.

In 1998, the tower and dwelling were sold to John J. Gazzola, who has renovated the lighthouse.

Rockland Harbor Southwest Light can be seen from shore, at the end of Shearman’s Lane in Owl’s Head, or from the water, but it is a private residence and is closed to the public.



We would like to thank Robert English for granting us permission to use his images of Marshall Point Light. You can view more images of Marshall Point Light and Maine Lighthouses by visitng Robert's Flickr page.


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