Thursday, September 05, 2013

September 1, 2013 - Part 2

This morning we headed to the easternmost point of the United States - West Quoddy Head Light in Lubec, Maine.  From the picture it is obvious why lighthouses are needed.  :)
The light keeper's house has been turned into a museum and it was quite good.  It was especially nice that we had the place, and the volunteer working there, to ourselves.  The display pictured above explains that all lighthouses have unique light sequences so sailors will know which light they're at in they can't see the lighthouse itself, and gives amateur light keepers an opportunity to flash out the light sequence of West Quoddy Head Light.

 The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world - 52 feet!

"Easternmost Point in 
the U.S.A.
West Quoddy Head
Lubec, Maine"


The fog was already starting to lift by the time we left the lighthouse.

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