Near York Beach in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
“Beware The Savage Rocks”
Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold
—(English navigator - 1602) —
43° 9' 45" N. Lat.
70° 35' 30" W. Long.
Constructed 1879 • Automated 1987
The booming of a bell like this warned mariners of the "savage rocks" surrounding this tip of Cape Neddick. It hung from a pyramid-shaped structure attached to the tower, and was operated by a clock-like mechanism. Activated during periods of low visibility, its booming sound could be heard more than a mile at sea. After serving for almost a century, the bell was replaced by a power-operated fog horn.
This plaque is dedicated to the men and women of the
U.S. Lighthouse Service and the U.S. Coast Guard
Location. 43° 9.934′ N, 70° 35.628′ W. Marker is near York Beach, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Sohier Park Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is immediately northeast of the Sohier Park Welcome Center and Gift Shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Sohier Park Road, York ME 03909, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Nubble Light House" ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Highway Administration Murrah Building Memorial Kittery Maine USS Thresher (SSN 593) Memorial ( approx. 8.7 miles away); Kittery Maine War Memorial ( approx. 8.7 miles away); Fort William and Mary Commeration Marker ( approx. 8.8 miles away in New Hampshire); William and Mary Raids ( approx. 8.9 miles away in New Hampshire); New Castle Congregational Church ( approx. 9 miles away in New Hampshire); Historic Rice Public Library ( approx. 9.3 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Nubble Light. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Communications • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.