WEST QUODDY HEAD

Year Established:
1808
Existing:
Yes
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society

LOCATION

Location:
WEST QUODDY HEAD/BAY OF FUNDY
Latitude:
44° 48.9'
Longitude:
66° 57.1'
City / Town:
LUBEC
U.S. State:
Maine
Location County:
WASHINGTON
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Maine Department of Parks and Land
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. WEST QUODDY HEAD
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
MASONRY
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
83
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
49
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
Yes
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1887
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
BRICK
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1858
Keeper's Quarters Style:
VICTORIAN
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE (1892)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1988
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017