Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse for sale?

blogwhaleback A Maine landmark off the coast of Kittery is available to local governments and non-profit organizations at no cost. The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that the Lighthouse is excess due to expensive maintenance costs yet, they will continue to keep access for maintaining and operating the automated beacon.

Whaleback Light was licensed to The American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF) for historical preservation in October, 2005. The ALF assessed the condition of the Lighthouse on February 21, 2006 and determined they do not have the finances to maintain the rugged Tower because of the remote location. Eligible organizations need to submit a letter of interest by Aug 17, 2007. The granite Lighthouse could be sold to the highest bidder at public auction if there is no response by the due date.

Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse is a distinctive 53-feet high Granite Tower built on Whaleback Ledge at the mouth of the Piscataqua River to mark the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor in New Hampshire. The Lighthouse was built in 1872 to replace earlier Lighthouses and exhibits 2 White Flashes every 10 seconds illuminated by a DCB-224 Aerobeacon 59-feet above sea level to a range of 17 nautical miles.

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For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Whaleback Light

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on July 16, 2007, in Preservation News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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