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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.
The sun setting over the Bay of Fundy – Margaretsville
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
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
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
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
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
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
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