Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Easternmost point in the US of A!

Last week, we left the Maine mountains, and headed for the "Downeast" region - the part of Maine that juts eastward towards Canada.  While we were there, we took a short hike at Quoddy Head State Park, and the light at East Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the USA.  Here are some photos from this trip.  It is a spectacular and beautiful spot, and how can one not fall in love with the lighthouse?

A lobster boat cruises past Sail Rock, with Grand Manan Island in Canada in the distance.

We hiked down to the beach, catching a view back to the lighthouse above us.

The beach there is a traditional "cobblestone" beach - no sand here, and with water temperatures rarely if ever out of the 50's, it would be a chilly place to take a dip.  Add in 25 foot tides and it would be downright dangerous.

Panoramic view of the beach and the lighthouse.  Click to enlarge.

The carving on the rocks proclaims this as the easternmost point in the USA,

and no American flag on US soil flies further east.

Here is a look back to the lighthouse, with Grand Manan Island in Canada far in the distance.


  1. Like you said how can you not love that lighthouse. Ken and I've visited there years ago.

    I like those stones made smooth by the water.

  2. It's great, isn't it?

    Yeah, the cobblestones are so neat. Nature has plenty of time and patience.