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  • West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine
    West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec,...
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  • West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Lubec, Maine
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    West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 16, 2007

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    The West Quoddy Head Light, which stands on the easternmost point of land in the continental United States, reminds me of a Christmas peppermint candy cane with it's distinctive horizontal red and white stripes. It is the only candy-striped lighthouse in the U.S.A.

    The first wooden light tower was built on this location in 1808, by order of President Thomas Jefferson. The lighthouse as it is seen today was built in 1857. It has been in operation from 1858 until the present time.

    There is a very nice Visitor Center in the old lightkeeper's house. Karen and I took advantage of one of the picnic tables on the lawn beside the lighthouse for a very scenic picnic lunch. Admission to the visitor center, lighthouse and grounds is free.

    Hours:
    Open Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October
    10:10 AM to 4:00 PM daily

    Hours:
    VISITOR CENTER OPEN DAILY
    from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-October
    10:10 AM - 4:00 PM
    Handicap Parking Available; Wheelchair accessible

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    Quoddy Head State Park

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 11, 2007

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    Quoddy Head State Park encompasses 540 acres on the tip of a peninsula which juts into the North Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. This is the easternmost point of land in the continental United States.

    Karen and I savored the few hours we spent there, picnicing, drinking in the spectacular views and walking a portion of the 4.5 miles of hiking trails along the coast. The park also has extensive forests, two bogs and a few rocky offshore islands. Together they provide a diverse habitat for wildlife as well as rare plants.

    The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is adjacent to the park.

    Operation Dates: May 15 - October 15

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    Lubec Chanel Light

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Jul 10, 2007

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    The Lubec Channel Light, erected in 1890, is and is also affectionately known to locals as the "Sparkplug." It's one of three surviving sparkplug style cast-iron lighthouses in Maine.

    The channel light was built in 1889 in "The Narrows" between Lubec and Campobello Island, New Brunswick. For well over a century it has remained an important aid to navigation, guiding both commercial fishermen and recreational boaters to the western entrance of Lubec Harbor.

    The Lubec Channel Light is easily seen from many points along the coast. A telephoto lens is helpful in getting a good photograph of the light. A sunny day would help too, but these cold waters often help to create haze and fog.

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    View the Channel Light

    by sue&gene Updated Jun 24, 2005

    The Lubec Channel Light (also called the Spark Plug) guards the channel leading to Lubec, Maine. IT can be viewed at a distance from the land or closer up from a boat. It was almost abandonded a few years ago but has been restored and is still a working lighthouse.

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    Drive to the West Quoddy Head Light

    by sue&gene Written Jun 15, 2005

    Just a little south of Lubec is the West Quoddy Head Light. It is on the eastern-most point in the United States. The present lighthouse was build in 1858 and its light still shines through its original third-order Fresnes lens. The light is still monitored and serviced by the U.S. Coast Guard even though the light is a part of Quoddy Head State Park. The tower is closed, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the lighthouse grounds. We visited on a somewhat foggy day and the fog horn could be heard throughout our visit.

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    Hike at West Quoddy State Park

    by sue&gene Written Jun 15, 2005

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    The park has four-and-one-half miles of hiking trails. They include beautiful views of the shore line, a close-up look at the forests and a board walk through a bog.

    A view from the Quoddy Head trail
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