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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  • 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 »
  • Located at the eastern most point in the U.S., this lighthouse is so picturesque. You can go inside the lighthouse keepers house to visit a little museum and gift shop staffed by local volunteers who ...  more »

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