“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
York in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

"Nubble Light House"

Cape Neddick Light Station

— U.S. Coast Guard —

"Nubble Light House" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Gilbertson, February 4, 2012
1. "Nubble Light House" Marker
Erected in 1879 by the United States Light House Service to protect mariners from the "Savage Rock."

Sohier Park
William Davies Sohier
Mr. Sohier generously donated this site of four acres to the York Beach Village Corporation in 1929 to be used for a public park.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 43° 9.933′ N, 70° 35.567′ W. Marker is in York, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Sohier Park Rd, 0.1 miles Nubble Rd, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the east end of the Sohier Park parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York ME 03909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Beware The Savage Rocks" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic York Then and Now (approx. 3.3 miles away); Sewall's Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away); Federal Highway Administration Murrah Building Memorial
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(approx. 6.8 miles away); Welcome To Fort McClary (approx. 8.2 miles away); Fort McClary (approx. 8.2 miles away); Resisting Naval Firepower (approx. 8.3 miles away); Fort Foster (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
Also see . . .  The History of the Nubble.'s history of the light house. (Submitted on August 29, 2015.) 
Cape Neddick Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Matt Gilbertson, February 4, 2012
2. Cape Neddick Lighthouse
<i>The Nubble, York, Maine</i> image. Click for full size.
Photochrom postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1901
3. The Nubble, York, Maine
In 1874 President Rutherford B. Hayes appropriated the sum of $15,000 to build a lighthouse on this “Nub” of land. On July 1, 1879 construction was completed on what, at the time, was known as the Knubble Lighthouse with a 4th order light began to protect our men and women on the sea. The men and women serving in the Lighthouse Service were the first guardians who provided great care for the light and its surrounding buildings....Once the Lighthouse Service completed their work, the United States government transferred this valuable service to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. They gave Nubble Light the official name of Cape Neddick Lightstation. The Coast Guard and their families were wonderful caretakers of our Maine Lighthouses. Eventually this service became short of resources and funding to care for our majestic beacons. Because of this in part, as well as the growing development of technology, the Lighthouses became automated. Nubble Light was automated in July,
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Matt Gilbertson of Medford, Massachusetts.   3. submitted on August 29, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2023