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West Quoddy Head Light

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Address:
S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652, Lubec, ME 04652
Phone number: 207-733-2180
Hours:

VISITOR CENTER OPEN DAILY
10 am - 4 pm Memorial day to July 4th, 10 am - 5 pm from July 4th to Labor Day, 10 am - 4 pm from Labor Day to closing October 15th.
Handicap Parking Available; Wheelchair accessible

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West Quoddy Head in Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. West Quoddy Head overlooks Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Canada and the United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the waterway. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858. 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.[5]

West Quoddy Head Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places as West Quoddy Head Light Station on July 4, 1980.

How to get there:
Off U.S. Rt.1 North (from Ellsworth) or U.S. Rt.1 South (from Calais) take Rt.189 east to Lubec, follow signs to Quoddy Head State Park and/or the Lighthouse Visitor Center.

Free Admission

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