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WEST QUODDY HEAD LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: WEST QUODDY HEAD / BAY OF FUNDY
Nearest City: LUBEC
County: WASHINGTON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1808


West Quoddy Head Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1994
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1858
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1988
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED & WHITE BANDS W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 49
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1858
  • Present Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1858
  • Height of Focal Plane: 83
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1887
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Architectural Style:
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1858
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1892)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION IN STATE PARK / HOUSING FOR STATE EMPLOYEES

Owner/Manager: MAINE DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #80004601
Name of Listing: WEST QUODDY HEAD LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-208 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:



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