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Little River Light

Location: on Little River Island at the mouth of the Little River from the Gulf of Maine near Cutler, ME

About Little River Light


The location of the light is on Little River Island at the mouth of the Little River from the Gulf of Maine. The nearest city is Cutler, ME. The station was first established in 1847. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1876.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 56 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 14 nautical miles. The tower height is 41 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-1075 (U.S.)

HORN: 1 blast ev 10s (1s bl). Operates continuously.

Overnight stays can be booked for the keeper's quarters. The island is only accessible by boat.

The light was deactivated in 1975 and relit in 2001. In October 2002, the ownership of the 15-acre island and all of the light station structures were transferred to the American Lighthouse Foundation.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for less than 3 then off for more than 3.

Little River Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 1988, reference number 88000156.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:17 am
Sunrise: 6:59 am
Sunset: 4:22 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:04 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Gale Warning is in effect until January 24 at 12:00AM EST by NWS
...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... * Winds and Seas...South winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 45 kt. Seas 9 to 14 feet.

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