Maine Lighthouse Change Prompts Safety Concerns

Maine Lighthouse Change Prompts Safety Concerns
Goat Island Light prior to Restoration. Wikimedia Commons.

Mariners, town officials and residents expressed concern recently that Maine’s Goat Island Light foghorn no longer sounds automatically on foggy days, since the Coast Guard switched the operating system, according to an article on BangorDailyNews.com.

Mariners needing foghorn assistance must request it electronically via radio when coming in to port. This will require keying the microphone five times within 10 seconds on marine radio channel 83 to signal the horn.

Read about safety concerns over Maine’s Goat Island Light.