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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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Digby Pier Lighthouse

Digby Pier Lighthouse The lighthouse was originally located on Digby Pier in Nova Scotia. After the Digby ferry terminal was relocated in 1971, the pier fell into disrepair and the Digby Pier Lighthouse was decommissioned. At sometime in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Port George Lighthouse

Port George Lighthouse The 7.6 meters high Port George Lighthouse was built in 1889 when the Port George pier was constructed. The lighthouse was originally positioned at the outer end of the town’s eastern pier and was relocated to the … Continue reading

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Bear River Lighthouse

The Bear River Lighthouse is hidden in the woods along an old railway right of way – you can catch a glimpse of it heading west on Highway 101into Digby. I had almost given up driving around trying to find … Continue reading

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Schafner Point Lighthouse

Schafner Point Lighthouse Built in 1885, Schafner Point Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the Annapolis Basin. It continues to warn mariners of the turbulent tidal waters of the narrow navigation channel along the Digby Gut–Annapolis Basin. It is … Continue reading

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