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The First (and Only) Lighthouse in Space
In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager 1 satellite on an interstellar journey. Forty-five years and 12 billion (with a B) miles later, they continue to move through our galaxy. In and among the flashing lights and transistors, maybe even right next to the eight-track deck, is the Voyager Golden Record. Assembled as a concise record of scientific and cultural life on earth, the Golden Record includes more than a dozen audio tracks and over 100 images, including one featuring The Nubble, called “Seashore,” taken by photographer Dick Smith; top that, Jeff Bezos.
Maine's Most Photographed Lighthouse
The highly-photogenic Nubble’s location, its picture-perfect white-clapboard quarters, and red outbuildings perched high up on a rocky outcropping of rock make it an ideal subject for the perfect vacation photo or Plein air painting subject. And while it could be hard to truly substantiate the claim that the Nubble is Maine’s most photographed lighthouse, its long history of attracting visitors from around the world goes a long way to support the claim. That and the 97,415 Instagram photos in our most recent unofficial count of all the hashtags.