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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Visiting Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

The beautiful Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse sits right off the coast of York, Maine. The lighthouse sits on a rocky island and is not accessible to the public. To visit the lighthouse you'll have to enter Sohier Park from Nubble Road.

Sohier Park is open year-round and offers free parking. From late April through October the gift shop and restrooms are open to the public. There are no on-site restaurants or eateries, but you're welcome to bring along your own picnic-style lunch.
The Historic Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

Weather permitting you can enjoy bird-watching, walking, scuba diving, etc. Dogs are permitted in the park as long as they're kept on a leash. During certain times of the year you can get a good look at harbor seals, but please don't disturb them or feed them. The lighthouse has several "live cams" on their website and I invite you to check those out before visiting.

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse was constructed and finished in 1879. The tower stands 41 feet high and 13 feet in diameter. There are 33 steel steps in the tower that lead to the first landing. The signal is 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off and in clear weather can be see for 13 nautical miles. In 1879 Nathaniel Otterson was the first official lighthouse keeper. In 1987 Russell Ahlgren was the last keeper to occupy the residence.

Planning to visit? You'll want to check out the official Nubble Light website for information, directions and a list of scheduled events. You can connect with them on Facebook too.

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