Canada's province of Nova Scotia has a lot of lighthouses.
Obviously, because of that, I've already featured a few of them, such as the famous one at Peggy's Cove. I found this week's lighthouse on Nova Scotia by accident; I searched for "little lighthouse" and this one showed up.
It's the lighthouse in Arisaig, Nova Scotia. And actually, it's not a lighthouse, it's a place to eat. But it looks like a lighthouse that used to be there.
So where is Arisaig, Nova Scotia, you ask? It's here - Arisaig, Nova Scotia. Zoom out to see where it is on the island. If you want a verbal description, it's on the northern end of Nova Scotia, on the northwest coast, across the Northumberland Strait from Prince Edward Island.
So what's the history of the lighthouse? is your obvious next question.
Well, let's go here: Arisaig Lighthouse, Lobster Interpretive Centre, and Cafe
"The Arisaig Lighthouse is a replica of the original Arisaig Point Lighthouse, which burned in the early 1930s. Interpretive panels are located on rocks around the Lighthouse which tell the story of the historic fishing community of Arisaig."So that's why it's not the real lighthouse. I wonder if we can find out anything else about the original lighthouse.
The Lighthouse Directory has just a little bit more, informing us when the original was built. And it actually burned down in 1939, not the early 1930s. Glad we cleared that up.
"2007 (replica of 1898 lighthouse). Inactive. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with red trim."So now we can look at some pictures of this cute little replica lighthouse.