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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Celebrates 200th Birthday

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Maine's famous West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the easternmost lighthouse in the United States, celebrated its 200th anniversary with a gathering of lighthouse aficionados from around the country.

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The event included a special proclamation from Maine's governor, as well as a State Legislative proclamation presented by State Senator Kevin Raye; and our very own editor, Tim Harrison who presented the Visitors Center with a couple of rare artifacts for permanent display at the lighthouse and a framed print of the lighthouse to George Clay who was the first president of the West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association.

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Also on hand were a number of former lighthouse keepers and descendants of lighthouse keepers who served at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse including William Wood who spoke about his three generations of West Quoddy Head Lighthouse keepers including that of Peter Godfrey who began his service in 1810.

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This story appeared in the September 2008 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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