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West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • This historic lighthouse was only 5 minutes away from my motel in Lubec. After seeing pretty photos of it over the years, I wanted to drop by, enjoy the lovely surrounding scenery, take my own photos,...  more »
  • Not a sunny day but still very beautiful. The walking path are very to do. In gets busy fast even in morning  more »
  • We visited in May so the season was not really ready for tourism. The lighthouse was not open for visitors on the day we were there. It is very well kept and worth adding to your bucket list. The most...  more »