Attractions Category: South Coast/Beaches
Cape Neddick Lighthouse (Nubble Light) is located on a small rocky island a short distance off the eastern point of Cape Neddick, about two miles north of the entrance to the York River and York Harbor. Illuminated for the first time in 1879, the Nubble is one of the most recognized icons located in the Maine Beaches Region.
Cape Neddick Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the “Nubble” and in 1879 construction began. Cape Neddick Light Station was dedicated by the U.S. Lighthouse Service and put into use in 1879. It is still in use today.
Plans had been in the works to build a lighthouse on the site since 1837. The tower is lined with brick and sheathed with cast iron. It stands 41 feet (12 m) tall but the light is 88 feet (27 m) above sea level because of the additional height of the steep rocky islet on which it sits. Unusually, the stanchions of the walkway railing around the lantern room are decorated with 4-inch (100 mm) brass replicas of the lighthouse itself