Nubble lighthouse at Christmas and all lit up for the season with lights strung over the tower and out buildings. The "Nubble" is 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. In 1602, explorer Bartholomew Gosnold met with local Indians on the island and dubbed it "Savage Rock." The Nubble Lighthouse was built in 1879 after Congress approved it in 1874 due to many boating accidents. The Nubble Lighthouse is also known as "The Nubble," and the Cape Neddick Lighthouse.
The Nubble Lighthouse is a 2-layer thick brick lighthouse with a cast iron outer shell to the lighthouse with a red blinking beacon which lights every 6 seconds to warn ship captains. The walkway between the Nubble Light and the house was constructed for the lighthouse keeper. It protected the keeper from bad weather when the lighthouse was needed most. Originally, there was a bell on the lighthouse that was used in bad weather. It was replaced by a fog horn in 1961.
March 11th, 2013
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