Gargoyles are said to frighten off and protect those that it guards from any evil or harmful spirits.
In 2004, the Coast Guard contracted out restoration work on West Quoddy Head Lighthouse at Quoddy Head State Park in Lubec, Maine.
The work included the replacement of drains in the form of gargoyles that had been removed many years earlier. Replicated gargoyles were installed, returning the lighthouse to its original appearance.
Michael Cyr of Saco Bay Castings recreated the gargoyles using an original piece at the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, ME