Cape George Lighthouse . Antigonish . Nova Scotia . Canada . Watercolor . 9" x 12"
... The first lighthouse on Cape George was a wooden structure, built in 1861 as a part of a keeper's house and it all burned to the ground in 1907. A 2nd, wooden lighthouse was constructed in 1908 and it's unclear what happened to it. This current, octagonal, concrete light tower, the 3rd at this site... is said to be a 1968 rebuild of the 2nd tower... I'm not sure what that "rebuild" includes or means; however, since this light tower is clearly much taller than the second had been and seems to be a completely new structure. Regardless... all of these light towers were/are located on a bluff, seriously high above the Cape George Bay, standing about 360 feet above sea level, providing visibility and a long view toward Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island on a clear day.