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MAINE ATTRACTIONS - LIGHTHOUSES
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Baker Island Bass Harbor Bluehill Bay
Boon Island Browns Head Burnt Island
Cape Elizabeth Cape Neddick Curtis Island
Deer Island / Mark Island Dice Head Doubling Point
Eagle Island Egg Rock Fort Point
Goat Island Goose Rocks Grindle Points
Heron Neck Indian Island Kennebec River Range
Marshall Point Matinicus Rock Monhegan Island
Moose Peak Mt. Desert Rock Owls Head
Pemaquid Point Perkins Island Petit Manan
Pond Island Portland Breakwater Portland Head
Prospect Harbor Ram Island Ram Island Ledge
Rockland Breakwater Rockland Harbor Southwest Seguin Island
Spring Point Ledge Squirrel Point Tenants Harbor
Two Bush Island West Quoddy Whitehead
Pond Island Light
Rocky, 10-acre Pond Island at the mouth of the Kennebec River, off Popham Beach, has no pond; the origin of the name is unknown. Soldiers were quartered on the island during the War of 1812 to prevent the British from entering the Kennebec and the island was a transfer point for steamer passengers in the 1820s.

The first stone lighthouse was built on the island in 1821, marking the east side entrance to the Kennebec River, about two miles northwest of Seguin Island. This structure lasted until 1855 when the present 20-foot brick tower was constructed and fitted with a fifth-order Fresnel lens.

Pond Island Light was automated in 1963 and all buildings except the lighthouse towers were destroyed by the Coast Guard. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now manage the island as a bird refuge.

The light may be viewed distantly from the Popham Beach area. Closer views are available from tour boats in Boothbay Harbor and Bath's Maine Maritime Museum.

Directions:
From U.S. Route 1 in Bath, take Route 209 to Popham Beach. *Maine Maritime Museum-From U.S. Route 1 in Bath, Take the "Historic Bath" exit. Turn onto Washington Street and follow the signs past Bath Iron Works to the Museum (clearly marked), 243 Washington St.

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