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Fort Point Light, Stockton Springs

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
The Fort Point Light, or Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. A lighthouse at this point has served as an active aid to navigation since 1835; the present lighthouse dates to 1857, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.SettingFort Point State Park is located at the easternmost tip of Cape Jellison, a triangular peninsula which juts into Penobscot Bay at the mouth of the Penobscot River. The 120acre park, established in 1974, includes, in addition to the lighthouse and related station buildings, the ruins of Fort Pownall, built in 1757. The lighthouse is set just southwest of the easternmost point of the peninsula, and south of the fort's remains.DescriptionThe light station consists of a lighthouse with integrated keeper's house, a barn, an oil house, and a bell house. The square brick lighthouse tower is 26ft in height (measured to the height of the lantern), with a square parapet surrounding the octagonal lantern house. The lantern house is capped by an octagonal roof with a spherical ventilator. A narrow single-story brick work room connects the tower to the keeper's house, a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure with its main gable oriented north-south. Its main facade, facing west, is three bays wide, with the entrance set in the rightmost bay in an enclosed projecting gabled vestibule. A single story ell projects to the building's rear.Just east of the house stands a small barn, that is known to have been standing here since the 1890s. Also standing to the west is the small brick oilhouse, with a single door in one side, and pent gable ends on its roof. Further to the east stands the bell house, a roughly pyramidal wood frame structure finished in wooden shingles. The oil house was built in 1897, the bell house in 1890.
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  • My husband & I stopped by to see the lighthouse. It's pretty but I've seen can't get too close to it because it's a private residence 
  • In reading some of the reviews, do not understand how you cannot revel in the history of them. How do you suggest to not visit them. Men and woman spent there lives in some of these and saved so many ...  read more »
  • On my drive home from Canada I decided to take a turn off of route 1 and see the lighthouse, Glad I did, wonderful park to stop and have a picnic and enjoy the view. 
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