Virtual Hike to West Quoddy Head, Maine

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was West Quoddy Head, Maine.

west quoddy head, maine, lighthouse, virtual hike, easternmost pointNo family connection for this stop, but I am getting closer to some in Canada. Yes, I do have a bit of Canadian ancestry. This will be the last stop in the US for awhile.

west quoddy head, maine, lighthouse, virtual hike, easternmost pointThe route to West Quoddy Head passed through Bangor as I headed north toward Canada. Instead of heading straight up to Canada I decided to take a detour to this geographically significant point.

west quoddy head, maine, lighthouse, virtual hike, easternmost pointWest Quoddy Head is the Easternmost Point on the mainland in the USA. It is also the closest point in the USA to Africa.

west quoddy head, maine, lighthouse, virtual hike, easternmost pointThis is a view toward the Easternmost point on the mainland. The Easternmost point is actually on Sail Rock which is about 700 feet off shore out in the Bay of Fundy

west quoddy head, maine, lighthouse, virtual hike, easternmost pointThe West Quoddy Head light is an active lighthouse, although it is now automated and there is no long a lighthouse keeper.

The lighthouse is about 50 feet tall and helps protects ships from the rocks in the Quoddy Narrows.

The Virtual Hike now heads back west to where I can cross into Canada and then back east again. The next big destinations are in Canada and include several places where my ancestors lived and some important places near them.

Steven

Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.

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