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Monday, September 18, 2006
Green Point Lighthouse
The Green Point lighthouse is located on a windswept point near the village of Hibb's Cove, Conception Bay. From the community, a rough gravel road leads 1 1/2 miles to the lighthouse. The light tower, built in 1883, is a round cast iron structure with red and white horizontal stripes. Today, its fixed white light remains an active aid to navigation.
In the autumn months, the treeless barrens surrounding this lonely outpost abound in cranberries ripe for picking - just in time for Thanksgiving Day !
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I suppose I knew that somewhere up north, cranberries grew wild and people went out and picked them like the wild fruits that we enjoy here -- but I had never given much thought to where that place might be.
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