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Photo: Cape Forchu Lighthouse Yarmouth Harbour Nova Scotia

The Cape Forchu Lighthouse, situated in Yarmouth Harbour in Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia has been on this spot since 1840. The first way to light this lighthouse was by a kerosene lamp, but in 1962 it was finally lit with electricity.

Cape Forchu Lighthouse has been on this spot since 1840 but this current building was transferred to electricity 1962 to replace the kerosene version from before. It is found in Yarmouth Harbour in Cape Forchu along the Lighthouse Route in Nova Scotia.

Cape Forchu Lighthouse is part of what is called the Lighthouse Route because this area was well known for shipwrecks prior to 1840. As the land juts out and the nights would settle in, many captains couldn't see the shore and so it was decided that light was needed to guide the ships on their way. So this is just one of many lighthouses along the Lighthouse Route but it has a specific purpose and has been guiding those out at sea ever since.

There were additions and extras added to the original building to make it more sturdy and able to withstand bad weather as the original building was starting to crumble. ... continue below the picture...


Cape Forchu Lighthouse Yarmouth Harbour Nova Scotia

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Cape Forchu Lighthouse Yarmouth Harbour Nova Scotia
Photo of Cape Forchu Lighthouse, current tower was built in 1962, Yarmouth Harbour, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia.

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... It is still a working lighthouse though and now with the use of electricity it is much more reliable and stronger than with a kerosene lamp. Cape Forchu has been a bustling fishing village since about 1604 and it sill has that same feel today. It's a welcoming town and looks much like it did years ago.

Cape Forchu Lighthouse, current tower was built in 1962 and previous tower was first lit on January 15, 1840, Yarmouth Harbour, Cape Forchu, Lighthouse Route, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 64mm.

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Cape Forchu Lighthouse Yarmouth Harbour Nova Scotia
The Cape Forchu Lighthouse, situated in Yarmouth Harbour in Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia has been on this spot since 1840. The first way to light this lighthouse was by a kerosene lamp, but in 1962 it was finally lit with electricity.
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