Photographer's Note

... What Lights / Phares have meant... "Against Darkness and Storm"

""Roughly a millenium ago, Vikings settled near L'Anse Aux Meadows, in Western Newfoundland. Several centuries later, Christopher Columbus, nephew of the lightkeeper at La Lanterna in Genoa, set sail for the New World. Millions of immigrants who eventually followed were beckoned to a safe landing in their new homeland by some of the historic lighthouses described here. ""

""Some lighthouses from the early 1900's were of traditional 8-sided timber construction, such as at Point Riche near Port au Choix, Newfoundland, Henry Island in Cape Breton (NS), at Riviere La Martre (site of a museum) on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Lonely Island in Lake Huron, or at Pachena Point on Vancouver Island, site of the terrible Valencia shipwreck of 1906. However, the vast majority of post-1910 lighthouses replicated the octagonal pattern using the new ferro-concrete construction technique. Examples are Peggys Cove and Western Island (NS), Cap Gaspe and Cap au Saumon (PQ), and Machias Seal Island (NB). This style was carried to impressive height (102 feet) at Cape Sable Island (NS), Long Point in Lake Erie, and Great Duck Island in Lake Huron. "" Source.

I'm grateful for the grey weather that drove off
most of the tourists and allowed me to get an almost unpolluted shot.

The light breaking thru lasted but a few moments.

The weather is a big variant here, providing for different moods.

PS Did a wee PP to adjust contrast.

Btw. I live close to the also still functioning 1758 Sambro Light!
Shot dedicated to Jj who first brought me to Peggys Cove.

More info via this link to The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society

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