Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse . Gilbert's Point . St. Mary's Bay . Nova Scotia . Canada . Watercolor . 9" x 12"
... the compact, two story, lighthouse at Gilbert's Cove in St. Mary's Bay was built in 1904. Basically a square foot-print with a kichen wing, it sits a little over 36-feet high at the midpoint of a centered lantern room. It's seventh order, dioptric illumination was extinquished in 1975 and replaced by an automated beacon farther out on Gilbert's Point... not that I could find it. The lighthouse itself, was abandoned and neglected until 1982, then restored by the local historical society and eventually declared a Provincial Heritage Site in 1990.