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Halfway Rock Lighthouse

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Cosco Way, Salisbury, MA, United States, Maine, USA
Year Built/Circa: 1871
Current Use: Lighthouse
Current Owner: Coast Guard
Vacancy: Occupied
Historic Significance: A 43-foot pyramidal skeleton bell tower was bolted to the rock near the lighthouse in 1887, with a 1,000-pound fog bell and striking machinery. A raised walkway connected the bell tower to the lighthouse. Soon after its construction, the bell tower survived a fierce December storm that buried Halfway Rock under eight feet of water. The fog bell proved inadequate in rough weather, so in 1905 it was replaced by a powerful Daboll trumpet operated by diesel engines.

Halfway Rock Lighthouse in Casco Bay, Maine

Halfway Rock Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on a barren ledge in Casco Bay, Maine. The lighthouse tower, which has a height of 76 feet (23 m), and the attached ex-boathouse are all that remain, as the other buildings have been taken away in storms. The name “Halfway Rock” comes from the position of the rock which is half way between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small, Maine, the southwest and northeast extremities of Casco Bay, which are about 18 nautical miles (33 km) apart.


The lighthouse is composed of Granite and brick. The tower is 76 feet in height.

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