Low Point Lighthouse, NS, renovated

A lighthouse has marked Low Point, in northeastern Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, since 1826. The current concrete tower, built in 1936, still holds the iron lantern from the original tower. Many people pass the lighthouse on ferries from Newfoundland, on their way to Sydney, NS.

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Photo by Dennis Jarvis (Wikimedia Commons)

Thanks to the Low Point Lighthouse Society, the tower has received a needed overhaul. Low Point Lighthouse was a $75,000 grand prize winner in the 2015 “This Lighthouse Matters” crowd funding competition organized by the National Trust for Canada and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society.

“We wanted to get it beautiful to attract some attention to it, to get some people down there,” Lawrence MacSween, co-chair of the Low Point Lighthouse Society along with Rob Murphy, told the Cape Breton Post.

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