Category Archives: lighthouse

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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Sambro Island Lighthouse Lens

The First Order Fresnel Lens that was used on the Sambro Island Lighthouse from 1906 until 1967. The lens is on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Builder: Barbier, Bernard & TurennePlace Built: Paris, FranceType: First Order Fresnel … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Lighthouse – Hampton

Hampton Lighthouse – above Chute Cove and Hampton Beach The Hampton Lighthouse was built and first lit in 1911. In 2001, it was transferred from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to the Hampton Lighthouse Society. Hampton is the … Continue reading

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Walton Harbour Lighthouse

Walton Lighthouse Built in 1873, the 9.4 meters tall Walton Lighthouse is the last original lighthouse in Hants County. It was once the brightest light on the Minas Basin in the upper Bay of Fundy, guiding ships into Walton Harbour … Continue reading

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