Monday, October 10, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, October 9-15, 2016: Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Canada

I went to the Canadian province/island of Nova Scotia for this week's lighthouse.  By far the most famous and most photographed lighthouse on Nova Scotia is Peggy's Cove, which is also only a short drive from Halifax.  Cape Forchu is near Yarmouth, which (though visited by a ferry from Portland, Maine) is a considerable distance from the main city hub.

The lighthouse itself is not classic -- my quick look has it called an "apple core" design.  The setting is quite dramatic, nearly as rocky as Peggy's Cove.

The lighthouse has it's own Web site:   Cape Forchu Lighthouse

The one thing that the history section of the Web site doesn't say is when the older, more traditional design lighthouse was replaced by the concrete "apple core" tower.  Wikipedia informed me that the switch took place in 1961-62.

I grabbed several pictures, including the attributed heavy wave shot.

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