All along the shoreline of New England are quaint lighthouses, but few are as picturesque or fascinating as the Cape Neddick Light.
Most of us know that the Boston Harbor Light was the first to be built in America. But did you know that Cape Neddick is also affectionately known as “The Nubble?” Its fascinating history includes keepers who moonlighted as tour guides, a swimming deer, and even a swimming cat.
The Nubble is also a popular spot during the holiday season, when people come there for miles around. Even though they can no longer get onto the little island on which it sits, the view from Sohier Park is quite a Christmas treat. It’s all lit up and is absolutely stunning.
There may no longer be a keeper at the Cape Neddick Light, but you’ll keep it in your memory once you’ve been there. After reading about it, you may want to add a visit to your bucket list.
Nubble Lighthouse, By Ali, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons