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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 468-7444
http://www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/cape-bonavista-lighth...
Mid-June to Mid-October

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse was constructed in 1843 and is currently restored to the 1870s period. The highlight of the lighthouse is an original catoptric light mechanism that dates to 1816. An adjacent interpretation centre features exhibits on lighthouse technology and lightkeepers' lives.

Built in 1843, the light at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 1800s. Experience a light keeper's day in 1870 - a 24-7 job of polishing glass, filling oil lamps, recording weather patterns and watching the waves from one of the most rugged points in Newfoundland.

Photo Credit: https://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/visit-discover/find-historic-places/historic-sites-canada/newfoundland-and-labrador/cape-bonavista-l

Text Credit: http://www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/cape-bonavista-lighthouse.aspx and https://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/visit-discover/find-historic-places/historic-sites-canada/newfoundland-and-labrador/cape-bonavista-l

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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse was constructed in 1843 and is currently restored to the 1870s period. The highlight of the lighthouse is an original catoptric light mechanism that dates to 1816. An adjacent interpretation centre features exhibits on lighthouse technology and lightkeepers' lives.

Built in 1843, the light at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 1800s. Experience a light keeper's day in 1870 - a 24-7 job of polishing glass, filling oil lamps, recording weather patterns and watching the waves from one of the most rugged points in Newfoundland.

Route 230, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 468-7444
http://www.seethesites.ca/the-sites/cape-bonavi...
Mid-June to Mid-October
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Photo: https://www.nationaltrustcanada.ca/visit-discover/find-historic-places/historic-sites-canada/newfoundland-and-labrador/cape-bonavista-l