History

History

Visiting this historic, active lighthouse is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone young or old. Friends of Seguin Island Light Station have worked tirelessly to provide accurate historical information.

August 15, 1607, it was reported that George Popham and Ralegh Gilbert anchored under Seguin Island before moving into the Kennebec River. Read more in the Seguin 200 publication

These original architectural elevations are for the current Seguin Island Light Station.

These original architectural elevations are for the current Seguin Island Light Station.

A 282 prism Fresnel lens coupled with a 1,000-watt high powered electrical bulb emits light seen for 20+ nautical miles. Originally, a kerosene Incandescent Oil Vapor (I.O.V.) lamp was installed.

A 282 prism Fresnel lens coupled with a 1,000-watt high powered electrical bulb emits light seen for 20+ nautical miles. Originally, a kerosene Incandescent Oil Vapor (I.O.V.) lamp was installed.

Because of the steep quarter-mile climb up to the lighthouse, a tramway system was installed in 1895. It is Maine's last working tramway!

Because of the steep quarter-mile climb up to the lighthouse, a tramway system was installed in 1895. It is Maine’s last working tramway!

Visit the Island Museum and Island Store for the complete historical facts of Seguin Island Light Station and view our memorabilia!
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