Category Archives: lighthouse

Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

Located on a barren rock outcrop at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, was and remains, officially the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse as its purpose is to mark the point, not the cove.  The lighthouse is a … Continue reading

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Across the harbour

Looking across Halifax harbour to Georges Island National Historic Site Georges Island was occupied by military forces for 200 years from 1750, acting as a key fortification protecting access to a key British station. Between 1755 and 1763, during the … Continue reading

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Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse

Gilbert’s Cove Lighthouse on the shore of Baie Sainte-Marie

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Belliveau’s Cove Lighthouse

  Belliveau’s Cove Lighthouse on Baie Sainte-Marie

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Merry Island Lighthouse

Under sail heading toward Merry Island Merry Island Lighthouse marks the southeast entrance to Welcome Passage, between Thormanby Islands and the southwest side of Sechelt Peninsula. It consists of a square base, with a tower (12 metres (40 feet) in … Continue reading

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Horton Bluff Lighthouse

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. The light  served as the front light of a pair of range lights. The … Continue reading

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Margarettsville waves

It’s been a wild ride of weather this year – lots of wind, a hurricane, and dramatic overnight fluctuations in temperature. I like storms, so I headed to Margarettsville to see the waves generated by a late fall storm.

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Great big seas, great big skies – Margaretsville

The sun setting over the Bay of Fundy – Margaretsville

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Margaretsville Lighthouse – light on, light off

Margaretsville Lighthouse The light is on, and then the light is off – in a pattern that is unique in this area to help mariners identify the lighthouses they see. Margaretsville Lighthouse

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Carter Island Lighthouse

Carter Island Lighthouse Carter Island is situated about 0.4 miles north of Cranberry Island in the approach to Lockeport Inner Harbour.  In 1982, after caretakers for the historic structures on the island could not be found on Carter Island, the … Continue reading

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