West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Location: Easternmost point in the U.S., Bay of Fundy
Coordinates: 44 48 55 N 66 57 02 W
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Active aid to navigation. The property is maintained by Maine Department of Parks and Land. West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association manages an interpretive center in the keeper's house.
Accessibility: There is parking available in West Quoddy State Park, and it is a short walk to the lighthouse. There is a visitors center/museum in the keeper's housem maintained by the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association. The Visitors Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. Call (207) 733-2180 for more information. The lighthouse tower is not open to the public.
Station established: 1808
Present lighthouse built: 1857
Construction material: BrickOther buildings still standing: 1858 keeper's house, 1887 fog signal building, 1892 oil house
Height of tower: 49 feet
Height of focal plane: 83 feet
Optic: Third-order Fresnel lens (1858), still in use (below)
Characteristic: Two white flashes every 15 seconds
Fog signal: Two blasts every 30 seconds