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Whaleback Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse marking the mouth of the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine. The lighthouse was first established in 1830 and the current tower was first lit in 1872. Whaleback Light stands on a rocky outcrop approximately 1500 feet from the Maine-New Hampshire border. The tower stands 49 feet tall (15m).

This lighthouse can be seen from several spots along the shoreline, including Fort Foster in Kittery, Fort Constitution, and Fort Stark. Since Whaleback Lighthouse is very close to New Hampshire, there are also great viewing spots from Great Island Common in New Castle, NH, and Odiorne Point in Rye, NH. It is truly one of the great Maine lighthouses!

 

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