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Lubec, Maine (pronounced looBECK)

- Easternmost town in the USA

- Off U.S. Rte. 1 at Whiting, take Rt.189, ten miles to town
The Town of Lubec, settled in 1785 and incorporated in 1811, enjoys small town life with a 2000 census population of 1,652.
Lubec was once the sardine canning capital of the world, whose history is remembered by many of the local volunteers staffing the Visitor Center at the West Quoddy Head Light Station.
Read more about Lubec in this Boston Globe Article.

There is much to do in our rugged coastal area. Free recreation includes:

∑ Having your questions answered, your curiosity about the Lighthouse satisfied and your Lighthouse Society Passport stamped, all at the Visitor Center

∑ Browsing local artistsí renditions of the lighthouse and of Lubec and its environs:  Artisans

∑ Hiking over Quoddy Head State Parkís Arctic Bog trail:  www.state.me.us and www.rvtravelog.com

∑ Birding along the Cobscook trails: www.mainebirdingtrail.com 

∑ Picnicking at cliff-top tables near the Lighthouse while watching bald eagles soar

∑ Perhaps seeing seals and whales at their feeding grounds in the Grand Manan Channel beyond Sail Rock, the easternmost point of land in the continental USA

∑ Enjoying beautiful Johnsonís Bay and the Quoddy Narrows, where lobster boats ply the swift running tides cresting at between 18 and 27 feet

∑ Gleaning the history of the sardine canning and aquaculture industry from local residents

∑ Visiting the Shoreline Nature Center and the Cottage Garden on North Lubec Road

∑ Photographing four lighthouses within a short driving distance of each other - West Quoddy Head Light, the Lubec Channel Light (a.k.a. The Sparkplug), Mulholland Light, and East Quoddy Head Light (a.k.a. Head Harbour Light) on nearby Campobello Island:  www.fdr.net

West Quoddy Head Light
© Constance Wiggin

Lubec Channel Light
a.k.a. Sparkplug
© Karl Walet, J&K Studios

Mulholland Light
© Howard Reed 2006

East Quoddy Head Light
a.k.a. Head Harbour
© Karl Walet, J&K Studios

For more information about Lubec: www.visitlubecmaine.com and www.lubecme.govoffice2.com.

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