Chasing Maine: The Light of Lubec

West Quoddy Head Light is the easternmost point in the United States where visitors can see the majestic first light of day.
The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, and the caretaker's house behind it, are shown at water's edge in Lubec, Maine.
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine.

As Maine’s easternmost point, Lubec holds a unique position as the country’s “first light.” With drone and time-lapse footage, this pictorial essay highlights the stunning beauty of the West Quoddy Head Light. The lighthouse draws more than 26,000 visitors each year.

Chasing Maine is a biweekly video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Subscribe to the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
Previous Post
A photo of crop beginning to grow at the Twin Villages Foodbank Farm.

What will it take to grow Maine’s local food economy?

Next Post
Baileyville Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons poses for a photo with his squad car in the background.

The crushing toll of a pandemic in Maine’s ‘forgotten county’

The Maine Monitor has five newsletters to keep you informed about Maine.