Curtis Island Light

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Curtis Island Light

Location: Curtis Island at the entrance to Camden Harbor near Camden, ME
Body of Water: West Penobscot Bay

Photo by: Janet Talbot

About Curtis Island Light

The location of the light is Curtis Island at the entrance to Camden Harbor. The nearest city is Camden, ME. The station was first established in 1835. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1896.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical brick tower.

The tower has a occulting green light at a focal plane height of 52 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 6 nautical miles. The tower height is 25 ft. The light has a period of 4 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-4310 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0096 (International)

The light was automated in 1972.

The grounds are a public park. The island itself is only accessible by boat.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 4 second period, the light is on for more than 2 then off for less than 2.

Curtis Island Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1973, reference number 73000263.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:24 am
Sunrise: 7:05 am
Sunset: 4:30 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:12 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 23 at 11:00PM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING... * WINDS...South 20 to 30 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. * SEAS...6 to 11 feet.

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