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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Indian Point Rear Range Light, Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick


This is the taller of two lighthouses built on this point of land overlooking the Northumberland Strait in the mid 1950's. It is North East of the village of Cape Tormentine. It sits on private property and has been inactive since 1998. Photo taken in Sept. 2009.

Indian Point Front Range Light, New Brunswick




This lighthouse sits on private property South East of Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick. It overlooks the Northumberland Strait. It was built in the mid 1950's and was deactivated in 1998. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Rear Range Light, Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick




This light which is located at Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick was built in 1907 and deactivated in 1997. It sits near the former ferry terminal. Unfortunately this light is in a state of disrepair. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Cape Tormentine Outer Wharf Lighthouse, Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick




This light is located on the wharf at Cape Tormentine which is just South of Cape Jourimain and the Confederation Bridge. It was built in the 1940's and although it was briefly inactive in the late 1990's it was reactivated and remains active today. It sits on the concrete breakwater which is near the former ferry terminal. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Cape Jourimain Lighthouse, New Brunswick







This light is located on a small island at the New Brunswick end of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. It is located in the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area. It was built in 1870 and has been inactive since 1997 (the same year that the Confederation Bridge was opened). It is accessible via a nature trail in the Wildlife Area and there is a fee for entering. There is a drive underway to restore it. (Note: The curved, 12.9 kilometre (8 mile) long Confederation Bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water, it is one of Canada’s top engineering achievements of the 20th century). Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Swift Point (Green Head), Saint John, New Brunswick







This light is located in the North West part of Saint John, New Brunswick at Green Head. It overlooks the West entrance to the Saint John River Gorge. It is believed to be the tallest of the Saint John River lights. It was built in 1869. It is fairly remote and accessible by a walk through the forest. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Anderson Hollow Lighthouse, Harvey, New Brunswick







Photos taken in Sept. 2009. The lighthouse is located near Harvey, New Brunswick. The plaque near the lighthouse reads: "This lighthouse is affectionally known as the 'Travelling Lighthouse' as it has been rebuilt or moved from place to place perhaps six times. The light was first established at the end of the Anderson Hollow Wharf at Waterside in 1889. After being repeatedly damaged by storms it was rebuilt on the shore in 1903. As the wharf declined in importance the lighthouse was placed in the yard of a nearby home. Later Albert County Heritage Trust moved it to Riverside-Albert and finally to its present site."

Musquash Head Lighthouse, Lorneville, New Brunswick







This light is located near Lorneville, New Brunswick (West of Saint John), just past the Coleson Cove Generating Station on Musquash Head. Although there has been a station at this location longer, the current light was built in 1959 and automated in 1987. It sits on a high bluff overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Pendlebury Lighthouse, St. Andrews, New Brunswick




This lighthouse is located on a point of land at the entrance to the harbour at St. Andrews, New Brunswick. It was established in 1833 and has been inactive since 1938. There is currently a drive underway to restore it. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

L'Etete Passage (Green's Point), L'Etete, New Brunswick







This lighthouse is located on the Bay of Fundy near L'Etete, New Brunswick. It is near the ferry terminal for the Deer Island Ferry. It was established in 1879 and inactive since 1999. It is currently owned by the Green's Point Lighthouse Association. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Cape Enrage Lighthouse, Alma, New Brunswick







This lighthouse is located on a high bluff overlooking the Bay of Fundy approximately 8 miles East of Alma, New Brunswick. The light was established in 1870. I visited the lighthouse in September 2009 and was fortunate enough to be there as the sun was rising. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Georges Island Lighthouse, Halifax, Nova Scotia




Located on Georges Island in the Halifax Harbour, this light was built in 1919. Georges Island is near the Halifax Cruise Ship Terminal and the Halifax Harbour Walk. Photos taken in Sept. 2009.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Distant Views - Scarlett Point and Triple Island, B.C.




On a cruise to Alaska, I was able to take a couple of distant shots of two of British Columbia's manned lighthouses. The one on the right is the Scarlett Point Lighthouse, which is on Balaklava Island, North West of Port Hardy, B.C. (Northern Vancouver Island). The one on the left is the Triple Island Lighthouse which is in Brown's Passage, twenty five miles West of Prince Rupert, B.C. Hopefully one day I can get closer shots of these two stations.