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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Lighthouse - Cape Spear
From the mid 1800s the lighthouse at Cape Spear has flashed its message from this rugged point of land, the most easterly point of North America. This was only the second light to offer aid along Newfoundland's rocky coasts, even though the island had at the time been populated for two centuries. Today, Parks Canada has restored the Cape Spear lighthouse to its original appearance and refurnished the light keepers's residence to the period of 1839. Cape Spear lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland.
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