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.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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.