East Quoddy Lighthouse

Head Harbour (or East Quoddy) Lighthouse was built in 1829 on a small, rocky islet, located off the northern tip of Campobello Island, New Brunswick and is accessible by land only at or near low tide by a road between the north end of the island and Wilson's Beach, the nearest settlement.

Recognized by a fifty-one-foot-tall wooden octagonal tower with a large red cross painted on the eastern side, Head Harbor Lighthouse was the first lighthouse constructed in New Brunswick outside of the Saint John Harbour. The structure provides a distinctive daymark for those navigating the St. Andrew's portion of the Bay of Fundy. Over the years it has utilized various steam whistles, signal guns, and lamps to help aid navigation on this densely fogged section of coastline.

Head Harbour Lighthouse was manned by Coast Guard personnel until 1986. In 1988, the original 1829 tower, the oldest surviving lighthouse in New Brunswick, received classified status from the Federal Heritage Building Review Office.

This lighthouse is located across the border in Canada so you will need a valid passport (or passcard for U.S. visitors) issued by the country you are from in order to get there and back.


Location: Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada Latitude: 44.957859 N Longitude: -66.900657 W Established: 1829


Visitor Resources: Friends of the Head Harbour Lightstation

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