This lighthouse is almost identical to Smith Point Light. It was offered to a qualified new owner under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, but there were no applicants and the lighthouse was sold to Nick Korstad of North Plains, OR, for $75,000 through an auction in October 2005. It was sold in 2006 to James H. Southard, Jr. of Charleston, South Carolina, for $115,000. The aids to navigation equipment is still maintained by the Coast Guard.
Tower Height: 52
Height of Focal Plane: 52
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.
Description of Tower: Red, square brick tower on roof of keeper's quarters.
Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.
This light is operational
Integral red, octagonal two-story brick keeper's dwelling.
1821: Onshore tower; 1821-1870: lightships; 1870: screwpile lighthouse (destroyed by ice in 1892).
Date Established: 1821
Date Present Tower Built: 1894
Date Automated: 1971
Optics: 1894: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now Vega VRB-25 solar-powered optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only.
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