Photo: Point Amour Lighthouse Labrador

The Provincial Historic Site of Point Amour Lighthouse along the scenic Labrador Coastal Drive on Highway 510 in Southern Labrador, Canada.

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Point Amour Lighthouse Labrador
Photo of the Point Amour Lighthouse at Amour Point along the Labrador Coast Drive in Southern Labrador, Canada.

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Driving Highway 510 along the south coast of Labrador, Canada you will reach Amour Point in the small community of L'Anse Amour. On this point, stands the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada and the second in the country and is known as Point Amour Lighthouse.In the early 1850's, it was decided that a lighthouse was needed in this area due to the waterways becoming busier and the strong currents carrying large ice flows. From 1854-1857, Point Amour Lighthouse was built with all the latest technology of that era but was not lit until 1858.In the following years, starting in 1875, buildings were erected that encompassed Point Amour Lighthouse. The buildings used to be home to a oil shed, telegraph station, fog alarm and living quarters. These buildings surrounding Point Amour Lighthouse in Southern Labrador are now home to a series of interesting displays that relate the history of the Maritimes of Labrador Straits.The tall white lighthouse towering over these buildings is where you can see for miles across the wide open sea after climbing 128 steps to the top. Many tourists visit Point Amour Lighthouse in Labrador, Canada annually to see this famous landmark that is now recognized as a Provincial Historic Site of the Labrador region.Point Amour Lighthouse, a Provincial Historic Site at Amour Point in L'Anse-Amour, along the Labrador Coastal Drive, Highway 510, Strait of Belle Isle, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Southern Labrador, Labrador, Canada. Built in 1857, the Amour Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada and 2nd highest in Canada.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/9.0, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 62mm.

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