Nubble Lighthouse FEMA Funding

nubblelight.jpg The town of York is expecting to receive federal funding to repair picturesque Cape Neddick Lighthouse and the attached Keeper’s house, located on top of a small scenic island called the Nubble which is offshore from Sohier Park in York, Maine.

During the Patriots Day Storm of 2007, the Keeper’s house roof, stairs, boat ramp, boat house, tram between the Nubble and Sohier Park, and the island were damaged. Last year, FEMA provided $15,000 to stabilize the erosion with rip rap. Unfortunately, the erosion was not stabilized.

After negotiations with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Parks and Recreation Director Michael Sullivan hopes to receive $450,000 to repair the damages to the Nubble and perimeter of Sohier Park.

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Nubble Lighthouse was First Lit on July 1, 1879 exhibiting a Fixed Red light illuminated by Fourth-order Fresnel Lens 88-feet above sea level visible to a range of 13 nautical miles. Currently, the Light blinks a Red Light for 6 seconds and winks for 6 seconds of darkness (Isophase Red 6-seconds).

nubblexmas.jpg Every year, the Nubble Lighthouse is decorated with white lights outlining the Tower and houses. A “Christmas in July” event is scheduled for Sunday July 27, 2008 from 8-9pm to celebrate York Days. The Annual Lighting of the Nubble occurs on the the first Saturday after Thanksgiving from 5-6pm (Nov 29, 2008 this year).

Nubble Lighthouse is best viewed from Sohier Park which provides excellent views for photographing the scenic seacoast Lighthouse and a gift shop at the Welcome Center.

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For Map Directions, please visit the Google Map of Nubble Lighthouse.

For more Nubble Light history, please visit the Nubble Lighthouse Guide.

Related Past Posts:
Win a Lighthouse Vacation, July 26th, 2007
Nubble Rock and Lighthouse damage estimated at $1 million, June 28th, 2007

Related News Source:
York hopes for FEMA money to fix Nubble lighthouse

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About Debbie Dolphin

Lighthouse author and photographer living in New England

Posted on June 26, 2008, in Parks, Preservation News, Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Hi Kathy,

    I hope the town of York receives the grant, too! Nubble Light and York is one of our favorite romantic Lighthouse vacations.

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  2. Hope they can get the funding – it’s one of my favorites!

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  4. Hi Rev,

    Nubble Lighthouse is one of my favorite romantic locations and the Christmas Lighting was a unforgettable sensational experience!

    The 52-foot high Passamaquoddy Lighthouse was built for the film, “Pete’s Dragon” on Point Buchon, a promontory south of Morro Bay, California. Fifty men constructed the lighthouse in three weeks and the $6,000 Fresnell-type lens and lamp produced a beacon visible for 18 nautical miles at sea. The film’s location manager needed to obtain special permission from the Coast Guard to light it for filming!

    Point Buchon was selected for the stunning views which resemble the northeastern United States coast. At one time, West Quoddy Lighthouse in Maine was called Passamaquoddy Lighthouse. For the video of Candle on the Water, click HERE.

    Pete’s Dragon was also filmed at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California and Golden Oak Ranch – 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California

  5. The lighthouse and grounds look absolutely gorgeous with the lighting! Must make a note to make it over there at some point…not many lighthouses left, unfortunately!

    Now that I’m thinking about it…any idea where they filmed the 1970’s Disney film “Pete’s Dragon?” Always a favorite of mine-

    -The Rev.

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