Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, April 3-9, 2016: Ferryland Head, Newfoundland, CA

For this week's Lighthouse, I revisited the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and I'm going with the bright red Ferryland (not Fairyland) lighthouse, which is on the southeastern peninsula.  The light in this one first turned on in 1871. The lighthouse itself is way out on a headland that has some decent cliffs, as you can see in one of the pictures.  It actually was out  of service for twenty years, but is now managed by Lighthouse Picnics.

Here's more about it:

Ferryland Head Lighthouse (from Lighthouse Friends)

"Ferryland Head Lighthouse was declared a Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1991, while the dwelling was made a Municipal Heritage Building in 2006. In 2012, the lighthouse itself was transferred to the town of Ferryland, which already owned the keeper's dwelling."

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