YORK — One of Maine’s best-known lighthouses has gone dark.

Nubble Light is located a few hundred yards off York and is one of the most-photographed lighthouses in the state. But the power lines that bring electricity from the mainland to the lighthouse gave way after a harsh winter.

The Coast Guard told WCSH-TV that it wants to put in a solar-powered system to save money and add new technology.

York Parks and Recreation Director Mike Sullivan said he’s confident power can be restored for the town’s July 28 lighting of the Nubble and Christmas in July event. But he said a permanent solution is needed for the annual Lighting of the Nubble, where the buildings on the island are adorned with Christmas lights starting in late November.

 

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