Cape Neddick Light (The Nubble Light)
The Cape Neddick Light, located in York, Maine, is a
41-foot cast-iron tower that was first illuminated in July 1879.
Originally, the tower was painted red, but since 1902 has been
white. The original fog bell and bell tower were razed in
1961. An 1891 fourth-order Fresnel lens is still in use today,
although it is not the original. This station was automated in 1987.
This station is one of the most photographed lighthouses
in the world. Each Christmas, the buildings are lit up by Christmas
lights. It is sometimes called the Nubble Light, because the station sits
on top of a "nub".
The picture above shows the apparatus used to transfer
maintenance equipment to the island.
Originally it was used to transport supplies, and occasionally, children going
to and from school.
My wife and I in front of the Cape Neddick Light