Beautifully detailed Christmas ornament
The Nubble Lighthouse has appeared on more postcards, calendars, and other souvenirs than nearly any other New England lighthouse. Part of the allure of Nubble Lighthouse is its mystical nature. You can almost reach it but you can't get there. The Nubble is a small, Rocky island a short distance off the eastern point of Cape Neddick Maine. The 41-foot cast-iron Nubble Light tower was built in 1874 and first illuminated on July 1, 1879. The distinctive red oil house was built in 1902, and the walkway connecting the lighthouse to the keeper's house was added in 1911. The usual way of getting to and from the Nubble was by boat. For a time, the keepers used a bucket suspended on a line across the channel to transport supplies and on a few occasions their school bound children. The light was automated in 1987 and the last keeper was removed. The lighthouse officially became the property of York, ME in 1998.
Xmas ornament details
- Detailed on both sides of the ornament.
- Includes a romance card with above statement and ribbon to hang ornament.
- 2-3/4" high x 2-1/2" wide