Nubble Light – Cape Neddick Lighthouse
Twice a year the Nubble Lighthouse is decorated with Christmas lights and wreaths. Weather permitting the decorations go up the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day and are displayed until mid-January. If you are not able to make the winter event, the decorations go back up during the summer months in the later week of July into the month of August.
I personally prefer visiting Nubble Light – Cape Neddick Lighthouse decorated for Christmas during the winter. Even though it might be cold it seems a bit more natural to me since I was born and live in the North East.
Nubble Lighthouse Reflections
Nubble Lighthouse Reflections black and white
Some interesting trivia from Great Maine vacations website regarding Nubble Light – Cape Neddick Lighthouse:
Nubble Lighthouse Trivia:
You may be interested to know…
The lighthouse was built in 1879 for$15,000 and was first lighted on July 1st of that year.
The foghorn, activated by the atmosphere, blasts every 10 seconds as conditions warrant.
Visible for 13 miles, the 1000 watt bulb (behind red Plexiglass) flashes every 3 seconds – 3 seconds on, and 3 second off.
The 41 foot high tower, sitting 88 feet above sea level is constructed of 18″ thick brick and sheathed with cast iron.
Until 1987, when the light was automated, lighthouse keepers climbed the 33 circular iron steps to get to the lantern room. It is in that year when the last lighthouse keeper departed the island.
Extending from Sohier Park to the island is a cable trolley that for decades was used to transport supplies.
The Town of York, Maine owns the property and the building that are home to the lighthouse, but the United States Coast Guard maintains the light.
And, according to Wikipedia…
A photograph of the Nubble Lighthouse is aboard the Voyager spacecraft. The Voyager carries images of some of the Earth’s most prominent manmade structures, in the event the craft ends up in the hands of extraterrestrials!
What about the other structures on Nubble Rock?
Connected to the tower by a covered walkway is the two story wooden keepers’ house that includes a kitchen, pantry, family room, dining room, and laundry room.
The red brick structure, dating back to 1902, is where fuel was stored, and…
…the small white buildings served as storage sheds and a workshop. However, the white building facing Sohier Park, at the base of island, is the boathouse that was built in 1978.
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