Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fishing Villages and Flowers

 On Friday, October 21, 2005, the Cape St. George Light collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, December 1, 2008, the reconstructed lighthouse was opened to the public. Built in 1852 on what is now Little St. George Island, the Light finally succumbed to beach erosion and pounding waves. Working with state and federal government support, the St. George Lighthouse Association spearheaded the effort to salvage the pieces of the Light. Volunteers cleaned the mortar off thousands of the old bricks. The original plans were obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and the lighthouse was reconstructed on St. George Island, using as much of the original materials as possible.

Nova Scotia fall color
Peggy's Cove lighthouse and old anchor
One of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses, the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove, a quaint fishing village, was built in 1915 and is located just an hour from Halifax.
Peggy's Cove--worthy of a painting
Halifax Public Gardens
Hundreds of beautiful flowers in bloom even this late in the season

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