West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec

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West Quoddy Head, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858, and is an active aid to navigation. Photographs and paintings of this lighthouse are frequently reproduced. The 3rd order Fresnel lens is the only 3rd order and one of only eight Fresnel lenses still in use on the Maine Coast.The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as West Quoddy Head Light Station on July 4, 1980.DescriptionWest Quoddy Head is an easterly-pointing peninsula in southeastern Lubec, overlooking Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Lubec and Campobello Island, Canada, that provides access to Passamaquoddy Bay and harbors located on the St. Croix River and other rivers which the empty into the bay. Most of the peninsula is part of Quoddy Head State Park, and the light station is located near the southern end of its eastern face.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Go by and walk around and enjoy the views! Lighthouse in nice well kept condition. Enjoyed the displays! Enjoyed speaking with the person working inside the lighthouse!  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This Lighthouse is typical of a true Maine lighthouse. It is not too hard to find and you pass a delicious Chocolate store on the way that's a must stop. It was foggy when we were there but it did not...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This is the most N. E. Lighthouse in the USA. Great ocean views and trails for hikers and/ or photographers. If you’re in the area it is a must stop to visit. Those who enjoy lighthouses, it’s a must....  more »

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