Cape Elizabeth (East Tower) (Maine)

Historical Light List Characteristics

1839 F W. W25. USLHE Light List (US): 17
1849
1858 F W. W17. LHB Light List (US): 42
1860 LHB Light List (US): 36
1865-1866 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 36
1868
1870 F W. W18. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 37
1878-1879 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 46
1886 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 45
1888 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 47
1893 F W. W171/4. LHB Light List (Atlantic): 54
1898 LHB Light List (Atlantic): 61
1899 LHB Light List (Atlantic): 62
1905 LHB Light List (Atlantic): 65
1908 LHB Light List (Atlantic): 67
1915 F W. W17. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 77
1917 USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 81
1920
1927 Fl(6) W 30s. W17. (fl 0.3, ec 2.2) x 5, fl 0.3, ec 17.2. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 84
1931 USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 85
1935
1940 USCG Light List (Atlantic): 96
1943 USCG Light List (Atlantic): 120
1945-1947
1950-1952
1953-1955 USCG Light List - Vol. I-VI: 8
1957
1959-1960 USCG Light List - Vol. I-V: 8
1961 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 8
1963-1966 Fl(6) W 30s. W17. (fl 0.2, ec 2.3) x 5, fl 0.2, ec 17.3.
1969-1972
1973-1979 Fl(6) W 30s. W27. (fl 0.2, ec 2.3) x 5, fl 0.2, ec 17.3.
1982
1987 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 55
1990-1992
1993-1994 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 60
1995-1996 Fl(4) W 15s. W15. (fl 0.3, ec 2.2) x 3, fl 0.3, ec 7.2.
2004

Historical Light List Optics and Structures

1839 15 Lamps / 15" Refl. 50 140 Towers are 300 yards apart. USLHE Light List (US): 17
1849 ? Lamps / 21" Refl.
1858 2nd 53 143 LHB Light List (US): 42
1860 LHB Light List (US): 36
1865 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 36
1866 Tower, white with four broad horizontal red stripes. Towers are 300 yards apart.
1868
1870 Tower, white with four broad horizontal red stripes. Dwelling, a story and a half, of stone, whitewashed, connected with tower by a wooden walk. Towers are 300 yards apart. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 37
1878 1st Iron towers, painted brown, with white masonry base, 923 feet apart [from other tower], ranging SW. by W. and NE. by E. A one and a half story wooden dwelling, painted white, near the east tower. A one-story stone dwelling, whitewashed, 200 feet west of above. Western tower connected with a one and a half story wooden dwelling (painted white) by a covered way. Two fog-signal houses, whitewashed, on the extreme east point, about 300 yards to the southward of the east tower. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (All Coasts): 46
1879 Iron tower, painted brown, with white masonry base, 923 feet apart [from other tower], ranging SW. by W. and NE. by E. A one and a half story wooden dwelling, painted white, near the east tower. A one-story stone dwelling, whitewashed, 200 feet west of above. Western tower connected with a one and a half story wooden dwelling (painted white) by a covered way. Two fog-signal houses, whitewashed, on the extreme east point, about 300 yards to the southward of the east tower. [Shared structures between towers.]
1886 White towers, 923 feet apart [from other tower], ranging S. W. by W. and N. E. by E. Two white dwellings near the E. tower. Western tower connected with a white dwelling by a covered way. Two white fog-signal houses on the extreme E. point, about 300 yards to the southward of the E. tower. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (All Coasts): 45
1888 Towers, painted brown, with white base, 923 feet apart [from other tower], ranging S.W. by W. and N.E. by E. White dwelling near each tower and a third white dwelling between. A white fog-signal house on the extreme east point of the cape, about 300 yards from the east tower. Life-saving station near fog-signal house. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (All Coasts): 47
1893 551/4 1281/2 Towers, painted brown, with white base. A white dwelling connected by a covered way to each tower, and a third white dwelling near easterly tower. Red oil house about midway between towers. White fog-signal house on the extreme E. point of the cape, about 300 yards from the E. tower. Life-saving station near fog-signal house. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (Atlantic): 54
1898 Tower, painted brown, with white base. A white dwelling connected by a covered way to each tower, and a third white dwelling near easterly tower. Red oil house about midway between towers. White fog-signal house on the extreme E. point of the cape, about 900 feet from the E. tower. Life-saving station near fog-signal house. Life-Saving Service watchhouse 200 feet E. of E. tower. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (Atlantic): 61
1899 Tower, painted brown, with white base. A white dwelling connected by a covered way to each tower, and a third white dwelling near easterly tower. Red oil house about midway between towers. White fog-signal house on the extreme E. point of the cape, about 900 feet from the E. tower. Life-saving station near fog-signal house. Life-Saving Service watchhouse 200 feet E. of E. tower. (Shared structures between towers.) LHB Light List (Atlantic): 62
1905 White tower. A white dwelling connected by a covered way to each tower, and a third white dwelling near easterly tower. Two white signal masts, with small buildings, about 150 feet southerly of east tower. Red-brick oil house about midway between towers. White fog-signal house on the extreme E. point of the cape, about 900 feet from the E. tower. Life-saving station near fog-signal house. Life-Saving Service watchhouse 200 feet of E. tower. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (Atlantic): 65
1908 White tower; white dwelling connected by a covered way to each tower, and a third white dwelling near E'ly tower; two white signal masts, with small buildings, about 150 feet S'ly of E'ly tower; red-brick oilhouse about midway between towers; white fog-signal house on the extreme E'ly point of the cape, about 900 feet from the E'ly tower; life-saving station near fog-signal house. Life-Saving Service watchhouse 200 feet of E'ly of E'ly tower. [Shared structures between towers.] LHB Light List (Atlantic): 67
1915 N/A 66 129 White; tower, coveredway to dwelling. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 77
1917 67 White; conical tower, coveredway to dwelling. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 81
1920
1927 USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 84
1931 2 ei 66 White conical tower, covered way to dwelling. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 85
1935 67
1940 2 e USCG Light List (Atlantic): 96
1943 USCG Light List (Atlantic): 120
1945-1947
1950-1952
1953-1955 N/A USCG Light List - Vol. I-VI: 8
1957
1959-1960 USCG Light List - Vol. I-V: 8
1961 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 8
1963 White conical tower.
1964-1965 White conical tower, covered way to dwelling.
1966 White conical tower.
1969-1979
1982
1987 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 55
1990-1992
1993-1996 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 60
2004

Historical Light List Audible Fog Signals

1858 Fog-bell [shared] struck by machinery. None LHB Light List (US): 42
1860 Fog-bell [shared], struck by machinery LHB Light List (US): 36
1865 LHB Light List (All Coasts): 36
1866 Fog-bell [shared] struck by machinery.
1868
1870 Steam whistle [shared], sounding 8 seconds at intervals of 52 seconds. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 37
1878-1879 A 2d-class siren [shared], giving two blasts of 5 seconds each, with an interval of 8 seconds between them, and then a pause of 42 seconds every minute. In case of accident to the siren, a 10-inch steam-whistle will be sounded. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 46
1886 2d-class steam-siren [shared]; two blasts of 5 sec. each, with alternate intervals of 8 sec. and 42 sec. If steam-siren be disabled, a 10-inch steam-whistle will be sounded. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 45
1888 2d-class steam-siren [shared]; two blasts of 5 sec. each, will alternate intervals of 8 sec. and 42 sec. LHB Light List (All Coasts): 47
1893 2d-class steam siren [shared]; blasts 5 sec. alternate silent intervals of 8 sec. and 42 sec. If siren be disabled, a 12-inch steam whistle will be sounded. LHB Light List (Atlantic): 54
1898 2d-class steam siren [shared]; blasts 3 sec. alternate silent intervals of 9 sec. and 45 sec. LHB Light List (Atlantic): 61
1899 2d-class steam siren (shared); blasts 5 sec. alternate silent intervals of 20 sec. and 30 sec. LHB Light List (Atlantic): 62
1905 12-inch steam whistle [shared]; blasts 5 sec., alternate silent intervals 20 sec. and 30 sec. None LHB Light List (Atlantic): 65
1908 12-inch steam whistle [shared]; blasts 5 sec., silent intervals alternately 20 sec. and 30 sec. LHB Light List (Atlantic): 67
1915 12-inch steam whistle [shared]; gp. 2 blasts every 60 sec.: 1st blast 5 sec., silent 20 sec., 2d blast 5 sec., silent 30 sec. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 77
1917 USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 81
1920
1927 12-inch steam whistle; gp. 2 blasts every 60 sec.: 1st blast 5 sec., silent 20 sec., 2d blast 5 sec., silent 30 sec. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 84
1931 DIAPHONE, air; gps. 3 blasts every 30 sec.: 3 blasts 2 sec. each, 2 silences 2 sec. each, 1 silence 20 sec. USLHS Light List (Atlantic): 85
1935
1940 DIAPHONE, air; groups of 3 blasts every 60 sec.: 3 blasts 2 sec. each, 2 silences 2 sec. each, 1 silence 50 sec. USCG Light List (Atlantic): 96
1943 USCG Light List (Atlantic): 120
1945
1946-1947 DIAPHONE, air; group of 3 blasts every 60 sec.: 3 blasts 2 sec. each, 2 silences 2 sec. each, 1 silence 50 sec.
1950-1951
1952 DIAPHONE, air; group of 3 blasts every 60 sec.; 3 blasts 2 sec. each, 2 silences 2 sec. each, 1 silence 50 sec.
1953-1955 DIAPHONE: gp of 3 blasts ev 60s (2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-50ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower. USCG Light List - Vol. I-VI: 8
1957
1959-1960 USCG Light List - Vol. I-V: 8
1961 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 8
1963-1965
1966 HORN, diaphragm: gp of 3 blasts ev 60s (2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-50ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1969 HORN, diaphragm: 3 blasts ev 60s (2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-2ssi-2sbl-50ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1970-1972 HORN, diaphragm; 2 blasts ev 60s (3sbl-3ssi-3sbl-51ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1973-1975 HORN, 2 blasts ev 60s (3sbl-3ssi-3sbl-51ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1976-1979 HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3sbl-3ssi-3sbl-51ssi). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1982 HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower.
1987 HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si). Located 266 yards 146° from light tower. USCG Light List - Vol. I: 55
1990-1992 HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si). Located 266 yards, 146° from light tower.
1993-1996 USCG Light List - Vol. I: 60
2004 HORN: 2 blasts ev 60s (3s bl-3s si-3s bl-51s si).
1828 - Present (Exact location of current 1874 lighthouse. Location of original 1828 lighthouse is assumed to be the same.)