Quoddy (West) Light
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Litehouseguy
N 44° 48.886 W 066° 57.003
19T E 662087 N 4964417
Quick Description: The only candy striped site in Maine
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2006 11:16:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM1043
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 41

Long Description:
Site Location: South of Lubec on ME-189 at end of Quoddy Head Road.

Directions to this site: Whiting, ME - Take ME-189 south, right on Boot Cove Rd., follow signs to Quoddy Head State Park. Several trails offer views of the light.

Nearest City/Town: Lubec, ME

Purpose: Marks the southwest entrance to Quoddy Channel between the mainland and Campabello Island.

Active: Yes

Site established: 1808 by Thomas Jefferson.

Built: 1808, 1853, 1858

Ht. Above Sea level: 1858 - 83 ft

Tower: 1858 - 49 ft Cylindrical

Tower Material: 1858 - Brick - Red and White Striped

Keeper's Quarters: 1858 - 1-1/2 Story Victorian

Oil House: 1892 - Brick
.
Fog Bell: 1820 - One of the nation's first fog bells, rung by hand.

Fog Signal House 1869 - Brick - 2 Blasts Every 30 Seconds.

Lens: 1858 - 3º Fresnel Lens 1988 - Automated.
Light Color: White.

Light Characteristics: 2 Flashes Every 15 Seconds

Light Range: 18 mi

Management: Quoddy Head State Park

Contact: West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Assoc. - P.O. Box 378 - Lubec, ME - 04652 - (207)733-2180

Site Status: Site Open, Tower Closed.

Best Seen From: Part of State Park - Easy Access

Notes: Site is on the easternmost point in the U.S.A. It is west of East Quoddy, which is in Canada.
Second most photographed lighthouse in Maine.
First lighthouse lasted less than 8 years because of mortar mixed with sea water.

Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Not listed

LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE VISIT: Not listed

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