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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  • If you are in the area, you really should stop in and visit the iconic lighthouse with the stripes. And the view of the ocean appears limitless. We went on a day with few visitors and basically had th...  more »
  • We went here just wanting to see the light house and such. We ended up doing some hiking and staying all afternoon. The place was so much fun. The hike along the ocean was breathtaking. The hikes were...  more »
  • Vacationing in Maine for the fourth time. Late Sept. 2017. It was a beautiful place. Fog made it better. Temp outside Lubec, was 69, 5 miles down the road to the Light temp was a brisk 38. Meet 2 men ...  more »
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  • Astonishing scenery, West Quoody Gifts had some really amazing souvenirs too. Would recommend this to friends and family. Feels weird to be at the most eastward point of America itself...
  • Beautiful. First time to Quoddy, so happy we made it. Visit!
  • Wonderful place! Easternmost point on the US mainland.
  • Excellent loved it , attendants very informative,had to be good farthest u can go with out jumping in water,actually border was in water by some rocks sticking up couple thousand yards out.
  • Great landscape at the easternmost point of continental US. Next to the ocean offering potential whale watching opportunities too on a clear day
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