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Name: Avery Rock Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Machias, Maine, United States

Location: Machias Bay.

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Avery Rock Light was demolished in a 1946 storm. The light was replaced by an automatic flashing buoy 100 yards from the site of the lighthouse.

Height of Focal Plane: 54

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red (1931), visible for 13 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square tower on roof of brick keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1875

Date Deactivated: 1946

Optics: 1875: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Fog bell (1931), one stroke every 10 seconds.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Warren A. Murch (1894-?); Edward T. Spurling (c. 1898-1899); Charles W. Allen (1913-?); Elson Small (1922-1926); Edwin Pettegrow (Pettigrew) (c. 1926).

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