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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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  • Stopped at the lighthouse while hiking at Quoddy Head State Park. Historically, it's well preserved and the staff are friendly and eager to share their knowledge. Fun to visit but don't take a trip ou...  more »
  • The lighthouse is absolutely beautiful. It is immaculate. At sunset, the views are breathtaking. It is a lovely spot for picture taking. 
  • America, we have the first sunrise of the New Year. People drive in from several states to be part of the gathering every January 1. This morning (7:05am) was no different: There were license plates i...  more »
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  • The easternmost point in the United States is right here! The lighthouse is great, and has good charm, and it still works! There are some trails, which are nice, and a visitor center, where you can learn about the history of the lighthouse. If your looking for souvenirs, go to West Quoody Gifts. There is a Maine state park stamp in the visitor center. It's definitely worth the trip to this lighthouse! The best time to go is on a cloudy, cool morning, but not too foggy. You get the essence of what it's like to be a lighthouse keeper. It's about half hour from Rte. 1, but worth it.
  • It's so cool to see an iconic landmark and be able to go in and take pictures. The scenery is amazing. Knowing you're at the easternmost point of the continental US makes you realize how big the state is.
  • Easternmost point of the contiguous United States. Worth stopping by just for that. There is a petty good museum also and a gift shop.
  • I absolutely love that place, even in the fog 'cause I got to hear the fog horn!!😄
  • Out of the way, but we'll worth the trip if you like lighthouses.