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Cape Neddick ("Nubble") Light
York, Maine
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 Location: Cape Neddick, near entrance to York River; Nearest town: York, Maine
43 09 54 N
70 35 30 W
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Accessibility: Follow Nubble Road east from Route 1A (Long Beach Ave.) in York, near Long Sands Beach, for about 1 mile to Sohier Park. Click here for more detailed directions.
There is free parking at Sohier Park with an excellent view of the lighthouse. The lighthouse and grounds are not open to the public.
Station established: 1879; Present lighthouse built: 1879; Automated: 1987
Construction materials: Cast iron lined with brick
Height of tower: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 88 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1879); Present optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1928)
Characteristic: Three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness
Fog signal: One blast every 10 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1879 keeper's house, 1902 oil house, storage building, 1978 boathouse
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Property maintained by the Town of York
Related Sites

New England Lighthouse Tours

Inside York Maine Vacations

Bittersweet Bed & Breakfast at Cape Neddick

Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce Resources for Maine Travel & Living
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