Thursday, February 09, 2006
Ferryland Lighthouse - Avalon Peninsula
Ferryland Lighthouse was built in 1871 and is unique in that it's main tower is of brick, coated with steel as protection against fire and weather. Such towers doubled as homes for the lighthouse keepers but they made less than suitable living quarters. Condensation and hoar frost often formed on the walls making the building of a separate residence necessary. Once accommodating the lightkeeper, his assistant and their families, this light is now automated and the adjoining house is left empty and decaying.