In 2016, we went up the northeast coast thru Maine (ME) and into New Brunswick, Canada (NB) and Nova Scotia, Canada (NS).  Since we always look for lighthouses, we were delighted to find a BUNCH of them on this trip. 

The Cape Neddick Light, aka The Nubble (9a), is not accessible to the public except by camera but was lovely with the crashing water and the surrounding eider ducks. They were the first eiders we ever saw!  The fog never left while we were there. On to Portland where we found this wonderful small light called The Portland Breakwater Light, aka Bug Light (9b) at the tip of South Portland in the Bay.  Very different styling.  Pemaquid Point (9c) is  located at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns Bay, in the town of Bristol. The rocky cliffs are fascinating and make a beautiful foreground, don't you agree?

Bass Harbor Head Light (9d) is actually in Acadia National Park.  Hard to get to a good viewing place at high tide.  At Lubec, ME, we crossed into Canada at Campobello Island to find Head Harbour Light (9e), also known as East Quoddy Light.  It is a gorgeous place, but a bit of a hike and only accessible by foot at low tide.  In this part of the Bay of Fundy, the tide range is over 25 feet.  West Quoddy (9f) is a bit south of Lubec and visible from the south end of Campobello Island.

We crossed over into Nova Scotia and spent some time on a lighthouse hunt on the southeast and southwest side of the island.  Peggy's Cove (9g) is the best known and most photographed lighthouse in the area. Even with many buses in the parking lot, the light looks lonely on its ocean pounded rocks.  Cape Forchu Light (9h) is at the entrance to Yarmouth Harbour and was the first applecore design lighthouse in Canada. Brier Island Light (9i) is, not surprisingly, on Brier Island at the bottom of Digby Neck, a penninsula running down from Digby in the Bay of Fundy.

Lighthouses continue to be prime destinations on our travels.  We are always interested in photographing lighthouses but also love to explore the history of the structures. 

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The Nubble, York Beach, ME

Bug Light, Portland, ME

Pemaquid Point Light, Bristol, ME

Bass Harbor Head Light, ME

Head Harbour Light Station, Campobello Island, NB

West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec, ME

Peggy's Point Lighthouse, Peggy's Cove, NS

Cape Forchu Lightstation, Yarmouth, NS

Brier Island Lighthouse, Digby, NS