Quoddy (West) Light
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
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.
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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