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Name: Cape Elizabeth Light (west tower)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States

Location: Casco Bay entrance.


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Photo: Jeremy D'Entremont

Managing Organization:
Private owner

Notes:
The twin lighthouses built in Cape Elizabeth in 1828, known as Two Lights, were the first twin lighthouses in Maine. The west lighthouse was discontinued in 1924. It was used as an observation post in World War II and has been privately owned since 1959. The tower has been renovated and has a new lantern room.

Tower Height: 67

Description of Tower: Conical white cast iron tower with reconstructed lantern.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1828: First pair of Cape Elizabeth lighthouses -- two 65-foot rubblestone towers.

Date Established: 1828

Date Present Tower Built: 1874

Date Deactivated: 1924

Optics: 1855: Second order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: 1830s: Fog bell; 1869: Steam fog whistle.

Current Use: Private residence.

Open To Public? no

Museum?
no

Directions:
From US 1, take ME 207 southeast to ME 77. Follow ME 77 (Spurwink and Bowery Beach Roads) northeast for about 5.5 miles to a triangular intersection marked with a "Two Lights State Park" sign. Turn right into Two Lights Road. About 1.4 miles from the intersection, turn left off Ocean House Road at Two Lights Terrace. The east lighthouse is at the end of the terrace. There is no public parking on the terrace and the property is privately owned. The restored west tower can be seen on your right on Two Lights Terrace as you leave.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Elijah Jordan (1828-1834); Charles Staples (1834-1835); William Jordan (c. 1850); Nathan Davis (c. 1850s); James Tolman Hanna

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