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Look: The Easternmost Point in the USA, West Quoddy Head, Maine

I didn’t know that I was at the most easternmost point of the USA until I looked down and saw the sign in front of me which told me so. Cool. I’ve never really had a thing for going to the farthest, highest, longest, driest, wettest . . . most extreme parts of the planet [...]

I didn’t know that I was at the most easternmost point of the USA until I looked down and saw the sign in front of me which told me so. Cool. I’ve never really had a thing for going to the farthest, highest, longest, driest, wettest . . . most extreme parts of the planet on principle, but when I end up at one there is a little feeling of additional excitement due to the distinction. I’m not at any lighthouse on the coast of the USA, but the farthest one to the east.

West Quoddy Head is now mostly a state park. It sits outside of Lubec, Maine, which is of course the most eastern town in the country. Since 1808 there has been a lighthouse on West Quoddy Head. The current one was built in 1858 and is one of the most iconic in Maine. The following photos and video are of the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and the area surrounding it.

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Easternmost point in the USA

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Filed under: Earth’s Extremes, Maine

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