Penfield Reef Lighthouse
In 1870 Congress appropriated $55,000 towards the project to build a lighthouse on Penfield Reef. A granite riprap foundation and an 18 foot tall pier, designed by architect F. Hopkinson Smith who had also designed the Race Rock Lighthouse, were laid in 1871. A 28 foot square 2 story keeper’s residence with a lantern protruding from the center of a mansard roof was constructed atop the pier in 1873.
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