Location: Owls Head, Maine (View Map)
Coordinates: 44° 05′ 33″N 69° 02′ 39″W
Owls Head Lighthouse was built in 1825 and stands 26 feet tall. Its guiding light shines out over Penobscot Bay from a vantage point 100 feet above sea level, which offers visitors a commanding view of the surrounding seascapes and islands.
Quick Lighthouse Facts:
- Year Built: 1852
- Height of Tower: 30 feet
- Description: White, conical brick tower.
- Location: On the point of Owls Head.
- Automated: 1989
- Status: Active aid to navigation owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and licensed to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Current projects planned include:
Replace the two dormer windows along the keeper’s house – $3,000
Replace the porch windows, sills and door along the front porch of the keeper’s house – $19,000
Prep and repaint the trim and window frames along the keeper’s house and shed – $9,000
Prep and repaint the exterior of the lighthouse – $17,000
Prep and repaint the interior of the lighthouse – $13,000
In 2013, the American Lighthouse Foundation moved its headquarters to Owls Head Light Station. Volunteers from ALF’s Friends of Rockland Harbor Lights staff the lighthouse and work with the home office staff to care for the lighthouse.
American Lighthouse Foundation
P.O. Box 565
Rockland, ME 04841