West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, in Quoddy Head State Park, Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States. In 1808 a lighthouse was constructed at the site to guide ships through the Quoddy Narrows. The current tower, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was constructed in 1858 and is an active aid to navigation.
My father used to tell us as kids that we were going to the place “where they make the fog”. Even on bright sunny days many times this point will be socked in with fog.