Head Harbour Lightstation (East Quoddy Head Lightstation)

If you want to visit the second-oldest lighthouse in the province, you'll have to wait for low tide. Head Harbour Island is accessible only by foot, so check the tidal schedule before setting out!

The lighthouse was built in 1829 as a means of helping ships in the area navigate the famous Bay of Fundy fog, high tides, and the treacherous rocks surrounding Campobello Island.

The original octagonal, wooden tower is still in use, and although the light still shines into the bay, it is no longer staffed. There are, however, interpreters on hand to fill you in on the history of the structure and the island.

Known as the "Head Harbour Light" to local residents, the tower is designated as a Classified Heritage Site. The tower has a white-shingled exterior, painted with a red cross. It is believed this distinctive day mark has been on the tower since at least 1850. It is the older sister light of West Quoddy Light in Lubec, Maine.

Driving directions:

Route 1, Exit 56, onto Route 172 to Letete. Take the toll-free ferry to Deer Island (ferry interruption: 1-888-747-7006). Drive to the end of the Island and take another ferry to Campobello Island (this ferry runs during summer months only). Route 774; follow to end at East Quoddy Head, accessible by foot at low tide.

From Route 1, U.S.A. at Whiting Corner, take Route 189 (Lubec, Maine, U.S.A) to Route 774 on Campobello Island.