Quoddy Head State Park,Lubec,Maine

Quoddy Head State Park is a state park located four miles off Maine State Route 189 in Lubec, Maine on the easternmost point of land in the continental United States.

Quoddy Head State Park,Lubec,Maine
FORDF250HDXLT, Dec 23, 2016
      West Quoddy Head Light, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858, and is an active aid to navigation.

      With its 95 miles of shoreline, fresh and tidal wetlands, and waters teeming with herring, pollock and shellfish the area drew its earliest inhabitants, members of the Passamaquoddy tribe, who made seasonal encampments at Seward’s Neck (North Lubec) during the spring smelt run, gathered sweet grass and harvested shellfish, the remains of which have been discovered in shell middens along the shores of Mill Creek and South Bay. The very word “Passamaquoddy” means “pollock plenty place” in the tribal language.

      The Passamaquoddy (Peskotomuhkati or Pestomuhkati in the Passamaquoddy language) are a American Indian/First Nations people who live in northeastern North America, primarily in Maine and New Brunswick. They live along the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay and the rivers that flow to it.

      In 2011 Lubec will celebrate its bicentennial, marking 200 years of existence on the easternmost edge of America. The town has watched its fortunes, much as the Fundy tides, rise and fall as the abundance of herring and demand for sardines disappeared. Throughout its history Lubec’s citizens have; through hard work, resilience, ingenuity and neighborliness; met the challenges posed by geographic isolation, a sometimes harsh environment, and the vagaries of a fisheries-based economy. These strengths should sustain the town as it welcomes its third century.

      Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

      Quoddy Head State Park is a state park located four miles off Maine State Route 189 in Lubec, Maine on the easternmost point of land in the continental United States. On its 541 acres (219 ha), purchased by the state in 1962, the park features 5 miles (8 km) of hiking trails, extensive forests, two bogs, diverse habitat for rare plants, and the striking, red-and-white striped lighthouse tower of West Quoddy Head Light.[2][3]

      Quoddy Head State Park - Wikipedia

      West Quoddy Head Light

      Cool visit.It's very pretty over this way.Few tourists make it this far over and few folks live over this way.For the adventurous it's a neat little treat.
      This is the Easternmost point of American's mainland.I also visit Americas westernmost point.Click here to see that:

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      How many people do you know,who have stood on both, the eastern and westernmost points of America's mainland? How many people have done it? Do you think I could be the first and perhaps only? Will you do it next?
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