Dice Head Light

Dice Head Light is a lighthouse in the town of Castine, Maine.[2][3] First established in 1829, the light was deactivated in 1937 and replaced by a skeleton tower 475 feet (145 m) to the south. When that structure was destroyed by a storm in 2007, however, the old light was reactivated in 2008.[4]

Dice Head Light
Dice Head Light Castine ME.jpg
LocationCastine, Maine
Coordinates44°22′57.6″N 68°49′7.86″W / 44.382667°N 68.8188500°W / 44.382667; -68.8188500Coordinates: 44°22′57.6″N 68°49′7.86″W / 44.382667°N 68.8188500°W / 44.382667; -68.8188500
Tower
Constructed1829
ShapeRubble Tower
MarkingsWhite
HeritageNRHP contributing property Edit this on Wikidata
Fog signalnone
Light
Automated1937
Deactivated1937-2008
Focal height134 feet (41 m)
Range11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 6s
Dice Head Light
Part ofCastine Historic District
NRHP reference No.73000240[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1973

The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property to Castine Historic District.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maine". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. 2009-08-06. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.
  3. ^ Light List, Volume I, Atlantic Coast, St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey (PDF). Light List. United States Coast Guard. 2009. p. 32.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2009-08-13). "Lighthouses of the United States: Eastern Maine". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  5. ^ "Inventory of Historic Light Stations - Maine - Dice Head Light". National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-08-11.