Contributed by Lubec Historical Society
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This July 4 parade float commemorates the construction of the Lubec Channel Lighthouse, known as the “Sparkplug,” in 1890. Automated in 1939, the tower itself is 40 feet high, raising the focal plane of the light to 53 feet above average sea level.
As of 2012 the light and fog signal remain active U.S. Coast Guard aids to navigation. The photograph was taken at “Flatiron Corner” adjacent to Washington Street.
About This Item
- Title: Channel Lighthouse parade model, Lubec, 1990
- Creation Date: 1990-07-04
- Subject Date: 1990-07-04
- Town: Lubec
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 89 cm x 124 cm
- Local Code: 624 jpg
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652
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