Contributed by West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association
Steam whistles for fog warning were used at West Quoddy from 1869 to about 1900 when the diaphone came into use. This aids in dating the photo. Zooming in reveals a whistle right of each of the two stacks. Note lack of protective fencing and the unusual wooden stairway down to the beach. A used copy of this postcard (in the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association collection) is postmarked St. John, N.B., August 20 1904.
About This Item
- Title: West Quoddy Head Light Station, Lubec, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Local Name: West Quoddy Head
- Town: Lubec
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 11.4 cm x 19.0 cm
- Local Code: 56 jpg
- Object Type: Image
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PO Box 378, Lubec, ME 04652
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