DSC_4266 - Louisbourg Lighthouse

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    This is the third light and was completed in 1923, a year after the second light burned. It is a white concrete octagonal tower, 55 feet high. Several modifications have been made to the characteristic of the light over time. Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada

    The lighthouse constructed by the French at Louisbourg was the first established in Canada, and the second on the North American continent. (The first North American light was lit on September 14, 1716 on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbour.) Louisbourg, built near the northeast corner of Cape Breton Island, was the base from which the French planned to hold New France against the English. The Fortress was dependant upon ships from France to supply most of its needs. Safe entrance to the harbour at the end of the long voyage became a concern.

    The initial plan to build a tower and light was made in late 1727, though the formal decision to build was not made until spring of 1729, after one of the King's ships, Le Profond nearly met its end in the harbour which was marked only by a navigational cross, and periodically by a bonfire.

    Photo of the Day 30.06.2008 Vana Grammofon/ The Old Gramophone

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    1. Katie-Rose 79 months ago | reply

      Great shot!
      I love the sea splashing on the rocks.

    2. Rodrigo_Soldon 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wonderful photos for the world Pls post 1-comment 3_Contest OPEN, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. g567hey [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      great capture

    4. coolhandzz1 71 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image.

    5. Anziaz 71 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot!! congratulations!!

    6. Steve @ the alligator farm 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Watchtower, Admin Invite only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. HansWobbe 70 months ago | reply



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    8. smaginnis11565 70 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking. :-)

    9. Skopelos ♫♪ 69 months ago | reply

      Amazing lighting in this shot ! - beautiful composition, excellent colors, fantastic sea in motion...
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    10. Vince Arno 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vers le ciel... (1 photo / 1 comment ), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. cuxclipper  65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LEUCHTTÜRME UND FEUERSCHIFFE / Lighthouses & Lightships, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    12. foroyar22 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Working Beacons on North Atlantic Waters, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. :Mäusel: 47 months ago | reply

      Great work ! Excellent photogaphy !

    14. arturitu2002 41 months ago | reply

      It's great! I sent you a flickmail for request a permission to use it.

    15. Pete Tillman 38 months ago | reply

      Very nice. Added to
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisbourg_Lighthouse

      Thanks for posting as Creative Commons!

    16. writing light photos 32 months ago | reply

      very nice indeed !!

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