|Green's Point Lighthouse|
Bounded by Green’s Point on the east and Macs Island on the west, Letete Passage was a thoroughfare used by vessels to enter Passamaquoddy Bay en route to the wharves at St. Andrews, St. Stephen, and St. George. Letete is derived from the French “la tete,” which means “the head,” and refers to the headlands that bracket the passage.
|Salmon Cages, Deer Island Ferry in Background|
After being fully automated since 1996, Green’s Point Light was officially decommissioned on September 8, 1999, though the fog alarm remains in use. Ownership of the lighthouse and station was transferred to the Green’s Point Light Association in July 2008. A Coast Guard monitoring station on the property has served since 2002 as a vacation rental ( NICE Beach House) to raise money to maintain the property. From the Beach House, you are approx 12-14 minute drive from the town of St. George.
The keeper’s house of Letete Passage Light, also known as Greens Point Light, is now the Green’s Point Lighthouse Museum! The museum is home to several small aquaria, including a touch tank, and has such things in its collection as a 2000 year old walrus skull!