History

In 1874, Congress assigned $15,000 for the light station to be built. Neddick Light Station better known as Nubble Light or Nubble Lighthouse was built in 1879. It is located on Nubble Island, about 100 yards off Cape Neddick Point in York, Maine. The lighthouse is not open to the general public but Sohier Park is located nearby which offers a great view of the lighthouse.

In 1977, The Nubble Lighthouse made national news when a photo of it was selected by the US Coast Guard to be taken on NASA’s “Voyager II” spacecraft into outer space to represent “The American Lighthouse”. Twice a year (Christmas in July and the Annual Lighting), the lighthouse is decorated with white lights that outline the tower and houses. During the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas), it remains lit after dark. The Nubble Light is the most photographed lighthouse in America.

Quick Facts:
  • Located in York, Maine
  • Sits on a rocky little island
  • Built in 1879
  • Height: 41 feet
  • Lighthouse and grounds not open to the public
  • It is the most photographed lighthouse in America
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