A pictorial essay on a landmark known as “America’s first light”: the West Quoddy Head lighthouse in Lubec, Maine.
I have lived in Cumberland, Maine, for 24 years – officially retired from my journalism career, but now working freelance as the producer of “Chasing Maine” mini-documentaries for the mainemonitor.org news website. My episode on northern Maine’s potato harvest was nominated for a New England Emmy award this year.
“Light of Lubec” involved drone and ground-level time-lapse videography, undertaken during a frigid, blustery 36-hour period in March. Note: Wind and cold are not at all friendly to drone operation, or time-lapse setups. Nonetheless, the weather challenges produced a remarkable variety of sun, clouds and snow – a variety not possible in more temperate conditions.