The lighthouses around Eastport are rather modest

Unlike the two most photographed and visited lighthouses around here – East Quoddy on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and West Quoddy in Lubec, Maine, both of which have been featured here at the Barn – the remaining lighthouses I encounter locally are small-scale. They’re beacons, all right, but to call them houses may push the definition.

You be the judge. Here they are.

Cherry Island Light, New Brunswick, is the one we see most clearly. It’s an 18-foot-tall tower with a white flash every five seconds. As a lighthouse, it was first built in 1824.
And at night it does this.
Deer Point, New Brunswick, is a 20-foot tall tower with a two-second red flash every 10 seconds. The famed Old Sow, the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere and second largest in the world, is just off its shore.
Facing Deer Island, the Dog Island Light in Eastport flashes white/red every five seconds. As you can see, it’s no longer a house, much less manned.
The Pendleberry Lighthouse, or St. Andrews North Point Light, in New Brunswick is glimpsed here from Robbinston, just up the Maine shoreline from Eastport.
A “sparkplug” or “wedding cake” design, the Lubec Channel Light  can be seen framed by the bridge from Lubec to Campobello Island from points in Eastport, though never this distinctly. I shot this in South Lubec, where it stands 53 feet above Mean High Tide and emits a flashing white signal every six seconds.
Whitlock Mills Light on the St. Croix River in Calais is the northernmost light in Maine. It’s on private property, and I’m grateful to the owner who allowed me access. The second tower has both a bell and a foghorn. I find this 25-foot tower, despite its small size, particularly charming.

18 thoughts on “The lighthouses around Eastport are rather modest

      1. Nice! I’ve been to three…Tybee Island, Egmont Key, and St. Augustine! Did the ghost tour at St. Augustine, which included the light (from the outside). I also went back when it was open.

      2. Yes, it was at night! It was really cool! I tried to find the name of it, but there was a hearse to ride around in, and we went to the fort and some other places and then went to the lighthouse grounds. I’m a skeptic about things like orbs, but I’ll be gosh darned if I didn’t see (with my eyes, not a camera) big blue glowing orbs bouncing around underneath the oak tree by the museum.

      1. A true fantasy island! As I age, though, I’m finding proximity to medical care is important, along with an active arts scene and Quaker community. But 50 years ago I would have settled in there as a yoga mystic.

      2. Yeah, I was looking at some land for sale in different locales and somebody said “what are you going to do for a doctor” and I was like “Oh”. But I’ve had terrible luck with doctors providing adequate care anyway, so….

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