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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sandy Point Lighthouse, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

In going through some old (pre-digital photography) albums, I came across this photo I took of the Sandy Point Lighthouse near Shelburne, Nova Scotia.  It is located on the east side of the entrance to Shelburne Harbour on a concrete pier. It commenced operation in 1880 on a wooden pier which was later replaced by the concrete pier.  It was manned until 1980 when it was automated.  It was discontinued by the Coast Guard in 1996 and is now owned by the community of Sandy Point and serves as a tourist destination.  The photo was taken in September 1998.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Fredericton Lighthouse, Fredericton, New Brunswick

The Fredericton Lighthouse (Lighthouse on the Green) is a faux lighthouse on the bank of the St. John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  It was constructed in 1989 and has never served as an official aid to navigation. It is near the historic Garrison District in downtown Fredericton. Originally privately built, it has been operated by the Fredericton Tourism Bureau since 2002.  It has served as a museum, gift shop and restaurant and has a popular observation platform.  Photos taken in December 2014.