Historical and contemporary aspects of my beautiful island home. The landscape, the flora and fauna and my family will be among the treasures found in in these pages.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Ferryland Lighthouse 2007
The circular tower of Ferryland lighthouse is constructed of brick and clad in an outside sheathing of steel to guard against fire and the hazards of winter ice storms. The main tower and adjoining lightkeepers house were built in 1871. The light is now automated and the once empty and decaying house has been renovated by local entrepreneurs and now serves as a teahouse for lighthouse picnics.