Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Return to Ferryland Lighthouse

This lighthouse on Ferryland Head was constructed in 1871 by William Campbell, a St. John's contractor, and Thomas Burridge, a St. John's mason. The two-storey dwelling was designed to accommodate the lightkeeper, his assistant and their families. The tower is a masonry structure sheathed in iron and holds a fixed dioptric light that can be seen for 13 nautical miles. The light was automated in 1970 and it still is an active aid to navigation.

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