Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine
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"Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine" by Catherine Sherman.
The Cape Neddick Light stands on Nubble Island about 100 yards (91 m) off Cape Neddick Point in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. It is commonly known as "Nubble Light" or simply "the Nubble."
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.
The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth's most prominent man-made structures and natural features, includes a photo of Nubble Light as well as images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.
This iconic lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
According to Wikipedia, "There are many other stories about the Nubble Light. Among them is the story of the keeper and his wife who, in 1912, decided to take advantage of the booming tourist business at the York beaches. They developed a lively business ferrying tourists across to the island and giving tours. The trade grew so lively that the light was neglected and the keeper fired. Another keeper lived on the island with his 19-pound (8.6 kg) cat who was an attraction in himself, especially when he reputedly swam across the channel to visit mainland friends. It is not always summer, though, and another story lends balance to lighthouse living. The Nubble is such a windy spot that in the winter, the temperature dropped so low that the flow of lamp oil to the incandescent oil vapor lamp was impeded. The problem was solved in 1938 when the lamp was electrified. That same year, the outhouse was closed, and the keeper and his family also received indoor plumbing."
October 26th, 2019
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