Horton Bluff Lighthouse

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Constructed in 1961, the Horton Bluff Lighthouse has an 8.7-meter-high tower rising from the west corner of the flat-roofed building sited sixty-five meters above Avon River.

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The light  served as the front light of a pair of range lights. The companion rear range light was shown from a skeleton tower located 539 meters upriver.

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The Horton Bluff Lighthouse and the rear range were deactivated on July 12, 2013, after commercial shipping on the Avon River ended with the closure of the Hantsport gypsum quarry and ship loading facility in 2011.

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The mouth of the Avon River

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The mouth of the Avon River as it flows into the Minas Basin, viewed from a bluff at Avonport Station. Blue Beach is to the right on the shore of the Avon, the Kempt Shore across the Minas Basin in the distance.

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The train don’t run here anymore

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The Windsor and Hantsport Railway railway bridge over Blue Beach Road

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The underbelly of Ottawa

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A dead-end alley between buildings shows the gritty underbelly of Ottawa. That grittiness is common to all large Canadian cities, as is the street art that is there if you look for it…

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RCAF CC-115 Buffalo

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An RCAF CC-115 Buffalo Search and Rescue aircraft flying over Kye Bay, Vancouver Island

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Fanny Bay sea lions

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California Sea Lions – nature’s chorus in Fanny Bay

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Nanaimo Four in a row – tug boats

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Four tug boats in a row at the Nanaimo Marina Boat Basin

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Cowichan Bay – Ocean Iris

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The tug Ocean Iris in Cowichan Bay

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Cowichan Bay – Sea Hunt

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The fishing boat Sea Hunt in Cowichan Bay

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BC Ferries – Spirit of Vancouver Island

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Spirit of Vancouver Island berthing in Swartz Bay

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