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Quaco Head Lighthouse

Located in St Martins, Saint John, New Brunswick, Quaco Head Lighthouse overlooks the spectacular Bay of Fundy. The current structure is a baby compared to many of the others I have posted on – it was built in 1966, replacing the prior lighthouse (which had replaced one before that).

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Partridge Island Light

Located at the mouth of Saint John Harbor, Partridge Island was the site of the first lighthouse for the province of New Brunswick. The original was completed in 1791, but destroyed by fire in the early 1830’s. The replacement is what you see today.

The island was home to a quarantine and immigration stations, as well as coastal defenses. The light was automated in 1989 and now the island is a historic site, inaccessible to the public.

Portland Head Lighthouse

Following up on my prior post, another iconic Maine lighthouse is the one at Portland Head. Lit in 1791 and made of brick, it is now a popular park and museum. It includes the adjacent Fort Williams property.

The keeper quarters were occupied until 1989, when it was automated. It was leased to the town and deeded to them shortly after.

Cape Neddick Lighthouse

Cape Neddick Light, located in York, Maine, is about as iconic a lighthouse as there is. Located on a small island just off Cape Neddick, it is popular location for tourists and photographers.

Built in 1879, it is made of a cast iron exterior with a brick lining. It wasn’t automated until 1987 and unlike many lighthouses it still has a Fresnel lens.

According to Wikipedia, the Voyager spacecraft carried an image of the lighthouse along with other iconic images such as the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Neddick_Light

Duxbury Pier Lighthouse

Duxbury Pier light, better known as Bug Light, is located in the channel leading to Duxbury, Plymouth, and Kingston Massachusetts. It dates from 1871 and was named for a nearby pier (the light is not in Duxbury nor on a pier). The group trying to maintain and preserve the lighthouse has some great shots of the interior from when it was manned ( https://buglight.org/bug-light/ ). Automated in 1964, the Coast Guard planned to replace it with a pole light due to constant vandalism. Since then, the group has been working to maintain the original light.

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