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, April 09, 2006
Pointe Riche Lighthouse
Located near Port au Choix on Newfoundland's great northern peninsula, the Point Riche Lighthouse stands alone since the light keepers house was destroyed by fire in the late 1970's. The original tower was built in 1871 and was replaced by the present octagonal timber structure in 1892. The site is a wild and beautiful place still haunted by the ghosts of the Maritime Archaic Indians who lived here 4400 years ago.