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CAPE NEDDICK "THE NUBBLE" LIGHT

State: MAINE
Location: OFF CAPE NEDDICK / YORK HARBOR
Nearest City: YORK BEACH
County: YORK
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1879


Cape Neddick "The Nubble" Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1879
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1987
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON PLATE W/BRICK LINING
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1879
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1928
  • Height of Focal Plane: 88
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: 1879 LENS WAS DAMAGED IN 1928 EXPLOSION AND REPLACED WITH A LENS MANUFACTURED IN 1891
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (TORN DOWN)
  • Year Constructed:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: BELL TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1879
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE (1902), STORAGE BUILDING, BOATHOUSE (1978)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: TOWN OF YORK W/USCG ACCESS TO OPTIC

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #85000844
Name of Listing: CAPE NEDDICK LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, ME-192 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:



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