One is a handwritten journal kept by John P. Guptill with entries for December 2, 1874 through August 21, 1875 . Each page is labeled "Journal of LSS No 1 Quoddy Head" and the entries provide weather, number and kind of vessels passing the station, nature of the surf, expenditure of supplies, whether the house had been open for ventilation, etc., in accordance with the "United States Life-Saving Service. Instructions for Keeping Journal for United States Life-Saving Stations", which is affixed to the inside front cover. A Wreck Report dated June 23, 1875 is tipped in facing the entry for that date. The report details the stranding of the schooner Hiram Tucker in foggy weather. The other is a pre-printed journal with handwritten notations by Keeper A.H. Myers with entries for July 31, 1898 through July 29, 1899. Entries provide similar information to the handwritten journal. Both journals with three-quarter calf bindings with gilt spine lettering. Approx. 12.25" x 8.75" and 13.75" x 9".
West Quoddy Head Light, in South Lubec, Maine, is the easternmost point of land in the United States. The Light was under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Life-Saving Service until 1915, when the Coast Guard assumed responsibility for it and other coastal lighthouses.

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Bid Increments
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$0 $49 $5
$50 $199 $10
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $29,999 $1,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
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