At the most outer reaches of Maine can be found several well known lighthouses, the most famous being West Quoddy Head Light, which stands on the easternmost point of the United States mainland.
Downeast Lighthouse Regional Map
Downeast Lighthouse Region
Primary Lighthouses of the Downeast Region
Lubec Channel Light is only one of three remaining spark plug style lighthouses in Maine. The other two are Goose Rocks light near Vinalhaven Island, and Spring Point Ledge in Portland. The 40 foot structure was erected in 1889.
In 1806 Thomas Jefferson signed the order authorizing construction of West Quoddy Head Light . The tower was finished in 1808, and guided ships through the Quoddy Narrows, between the U.S. and Canada, until 1858 when it was replaced with the current tower and keeper's house. The distinctive red and white bands make this light a popular photographic choice.