West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec

#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in DownEast and Acadia Maine
Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
West Quoddy Head, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. In 1808 a lighthouse was constructed at the site to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. The current tower, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was constructed in 1858 and is an active aid to navigation. The 3rd order Fresnel lens is the only 3rd order and one of only eight Fresnel lenses still in use on the Maine Coast.
The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as West Quoddy Head Light Station on July 4, 1980.
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  • Th lighthouse was closed because of Covid but wonderful to view from outside - interesting carved work around the base of the light. And the marker for the Easternmost point in the US is there...  more »
  • We were staying in Bar Harbor and decided to make the nearly two hour drive to visit the West Quoddy Head Light. It was worth the trip. The lighthouse was beautiful and the whole area was very...  more »
  • Awesome and worth the trip. Great private gift shop on the way up the road before reaching the park. Definitely worth the trip but plan your dining carefully as there appears to be nothing good in the town of Lubec. Also beautiful trails on site with gorgeous views.
  • Most eastern part of the USA right here. It was foggy when we got there. Cool trails with overlooks off great dropoffs. Also to the right of the lighthouse is a small road that has more parking and a path to stairs that lead down to the pebble beach below the lighthouse.

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