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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Lubec, Maine, 04652, United States
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We were in Lubec at noon on a Sunday and choose to stop at Uncle Kippy's. We ate lunch along with several locals on their way home from church. The food was good and the servings were generous. I ordered a special from a luncheon menu .... there was a wide choice of specials.
Favorite Dish: I ate some broiled crab cakes that were very tasty. My husband had a seafood plate and found the servings most generous.
West Quoddy Gifts, a small locally owned and operated gift shop, is the only one we saw in the vicinity of the East Quoddy Head Lighthouse. It is not in a business district but adjacent to the shop owner's house in a residential area, on the road that leads from Lubec to the lighthouse. It is about one mile from the entrance to Quoddy Head State Park.
The 480-square-foot shop is open year round and they also do a mail order business. They offer a good selection of unique local crafts, their own design of T-shirts and sweatshirts, plus lots of souvenir items. We bought a couple of keepsakes for our collections and enjoyed doing business with the friendly folks.
This was my first time to visit a bog. This one is a part of the hiking trails of Quoddy Head State Park. You will have to hike about a quarter of a mile on the Inland Trail to arrive at the bog. There is a boardwalk through the bog with nice interpretive signs. We visited at a time when many of the plants were in bloom.more
We visited West Quoddy State Park in early June and found it to be a nice time to visit because many of the plants were in bloom. The West Quoddy Head Bog is a part of the hiking trails of the park. The park map gives easy directiions to get to it. One of the plants I found interesting was the pitcher plant. You could see the water standing inside...more
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, is just east of Lubec, Maine USA. The only way to get to Campobello by land is across the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Bridge. If you were to travel to Campobello Island from Canada you would have to either fly or take two ferries, first from the Canadian mainland to Deer Island, and them from Deer...more
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Fondest memory: Slow down...Hear the ocean on the shoreline, smell the salt in the air, view raucous seagulls, with eagles soaring overheard, lobster boats bobbing, panoramic vistas, lighthouses, and homemade ice cream within walking distance of a freshly made plum bonbon.