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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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  • Even though it was closed for the season, it was well worth the visit. The road is plowed almost to the lighthouse leaving just a short walk to the shore. The cliffs are fantastic as the surf pounds i...  more »
  • Swing by to see the easternmost point in the United States. Easy to get to, easy parking, nice little park area to hike some very easy trails. Well maintained and nice visitors station.  more »
  • Well worth coming at dawn to view the sunrise over the ocean, lighthouse in foreground. Nice walking trails along the ocean cliffs.  more »