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West Quoddy, ME Lighthouse

West Quoddy, ME Lighthouse
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Product Code: LH14
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Price: $127.00

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse is the only candy-striped lighthouse in the U.S.A. It is located in beautiful Quoddy Head State Park and overlooks Sail Rock, which is the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. The first tower, wooden, was built in 1808, by order of President Thomas Jefferson. The tower standing and operating today was built in 1857 and became operational in 1858.

The first 32 feet of the tower are common red brick. Eight red stripes alternate with seven white stripes. The stripes are about 25 inches wide. The bottom stripe and the top stripe are red. The tower has two windows of glass brick on the east side (facing the sea). These windows are about 40 inches wide and 30 inches wide. The lower window starts at the top of the first white stripe. The upper window starts at the top of the sixth white stripe. Tower 49 feet (15 meters) high and 50 step circular stairway, then 10 rung ladder to top.

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