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Matinicus Island, Maine Lighthouse Stereoview by Allen*
Untitled stereoview of the lighthouse at Matinicus Rock off the coast of Maine. No photographer's imprint on this mount, but I have researched this image and verified that it was taken by J.H. Allen of South Thomaston, Maine. Multiple notations in pencil on the back of the mount by a former owner. In 1827 the United States Lighthouse Service erected a pair of wooden light towers and a cobblestone keeper's residence on Matinicus Rock. The lights guided sea traffic until 1848 when they were replaced by a granite structure with light towers at each end. In 1857 the Government rebuilt the light towers moving one of them 180 feet away from the other which remained attached to the keeper's house. Alexander Parris, the architect who designed the lighthouse, designed many stone buildings in New England including the 1825 Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts. About Exc to Exc+ condition. Vslt edgewear, vslt light near edges, vvslt dirty.
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