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West Quoddy Head Light
Lubec, Maine
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Location: Easternmost point in the U.S., Bay of Fundy. Nearest town: Lubec
44 48 55 N
66 57 04 W
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Accessibility: There is parking available in West Quoddy State Park, and it is a short walk to the lighthouse. There is a visitors center/museum in the keeper's housem maintained by the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association. The Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. Call (207) 733-2180 for more information. The lighthouse tower is not open to the public.
Click here to see sunrise at West Quoddy Head
Station established: 1808; Present lighthouse built: 1857; Automated: 1988
Construction material: Brick; Height of tower: 49 feet; Height of focal plane: 83 feet
Optic: Third-order Fresnel (1858), still in use.
Characteristic: Two white flashes every 15 seconds
Click here to see West Quoddy Head Light's flash
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds
Other buildings still standing: 1858 keeper's house, 1887 fog signal building, 1892 oil house
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation; property maintained by Maine Department of Parks and Land.
For more information:
West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association
PO Box 378, Lubec, ME 04652
(207) 733-2180
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