Nubble Rock and Lighthouse damage estimated at $1 million

blognubble On June 26, 2007, Engineers inspected the Lighthouse site to assess the damage to Nubble Rock and the Lighthouse. The damage to York, Maine Nubble Rock and Cape Neddick Light Station from the April 16, 2007 Patriots Day Nor’easter has been estimated at $1 million to repair.

Surprisingly, Nubble Lighthouse, one of the most photographed sites in Maine, sustained minor damage. The Keeper’s House roof shingles were blown-off.

Yet, Nubble Rock, a small rocky island, did not escape the fury of the violent coastal storm that caused extensive erosion and major damage to the island’s boatramp, boathouse, and the stairway to the Light tower. A 30-feet wide section of the island slid onto the rocks below and the land under the stairway was severely eroded.

Michael Sullivan, Parks Director, noted the storm was one of the worst he has seen in 30 years. The first major project is to protect the island from further land erosion and repair the 41-step stairway to the Lighthouse before another major storm strikes the coast.

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For more information about Nubble Rock Lighthouse, please click on the photo of this post.

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For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Nubble Light

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on June 28, 2007, in Preservation News and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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