DESCRIPTION Cape Neddick Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. Cape Neddick Light Station was dedicated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service and put into use in 1879. It is still in use today. Plans had been in the works to build a lighthouse on the site since 1837. The tower is lined with brick and sheathed with cast iron. It stands 41 feet (12 m) tall but the light is 88 feet (27 m) above sea level because of the additional height of the steep rocky islet on which it sits.
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Nubble Light is located on Cape Neddick in York, Maine. The lighthouse has been in operation since 1879, when it was built to protect sailors from the hazards of a rocky Maine coast. It has changed hands several times over its service life. It was initially called Knubble Lighthouse, and then renamed Cape Neddick Lightstation while in the care of the US Coast Guard. In 1997, the Town of York was given permanent guardian status over the lighthouse. The lighthouse is listed on the Register of Historic Places. This image was made at sunrise and high tide on a foggy morn.
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