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Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Lighthouse

Cape Spear Drive, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
http://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/PlacesToGo/CapeSpearL...

Cape Spear Lighthouse overlooks a vast expanse of indigo ocean where glittering processions of icebergs glide by, Humpback whales breach and pods of porpoises send misty spouts into the Atlantic air.The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, constructed on the easternmost point in North America; built in 1835 by the Colony of Newfoundland to signal the approach to St. John's harbour.

Photo Credit: Photograph by Wikipedia user Jcmurphy, released into the public domain

Text Credit: Content from Wikipedia, and the official Parks Canada website used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nl/spear

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ KatieWilliams/ Nov 29, 2017
  • Go early... really early.
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Nov 29, 2017

    Go early, at least 45 minutes before sunrise. Take the time to bundle up *yes, even during the summer, and then head out on the well-groomed boardwalks and paths. You'll eventually stumble across the most easterly point in North America (except Greenland, if you count it). It is SO worth the cold and bitter winds to be the first person to see the sun rise. Even if the clouds are out, you will FEEL the change!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ RogersFamilyNB/ May 29, 2017
  • All by myself!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Fursto/ May 16, 2017

    I had visited fairly early in the day and during the week, so for the most part I was by myself and could take so many wonderful photos!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Fursto/ May 16, 2017
  • Beautiful!
    guestBook Guestbook/ kc006/ Apr 24, 2017 Beautiful!

    I'm originally from St. John's, NL, but moved away at a young age. I went back to visit and my cousin took me here. Absolutely beautiful.

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse
    guestBook Guestbook/ NatLee43/ Feb 19, 2016 Cape Spear Lighthouse

    This is a picture of me when my family visited the Cape Spear lighthouse a few years back.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Tony slade/ Apr 7, 2015
  • Family history
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Mar 25, 2014 Family history

    Cape spear is a special place for many people, but my connection is even a bit stronger... my ancestors, the Cantwell family, were actually the lighthouse keepers at Cape Spear for many generations. My great-grandmother was even born in the Cape Spear lighthouse! When ever I visit my favourite thing to do is imagine what it must have been like for them to live alone with the never ending ocean in their backyard. I bet it must have been difficult in the harsh winters but the beautiful summer days must have made up for it! The sun was shining and the sky was clear the day I visited... I even saw a couple of whales! I hope everyone else who visits enjoys it as much as me :)

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NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ KatieWilliams/ Nov 29, 2017
  • Go early... really early.
    guestBook Guestbook/ KatieWilliams/ Nov 29, 2017

    Go early, at least 45 minutes before sunrise. Take the time to bundle up *yes, even during the summer, and then head out on the well-groomed boardwalks and paths. You'll eventually stumble across the most easterly point in North America (except Greenland, if you count it). It is SO worth the cold and bitter winds to be the first person to see the sun rise. Even if the clouds are out, you will FEEL the change!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ RogersFamilyNB/ May 29, 2017
  • All by myself!
    guestBook Guestbook/ Fursto/ May 16, 2017

    I had visited fairly early in the day and during the week, so for the most part I was by myself and could take so many wonderful photos!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Fursto/ May 16, 2017
  • Beautiful!
    guestBook Guestbook/ kc006/ Apr 24, 2017 Beautiful!

    I'm originally from St. John's, NL, but moved away at a young age. I went back to visit and my cousin took me here. Absolutely beautiful.

  • Cape Spear Lighthouse
    guestBook Guestbook/ NatLee43/ Feb 19, 2016 Cape Spear Lighthouse

    This is a picture of me when my family visited the Cape Spear lighthouse a few years back.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Tony slade/ Apr 7, 2015
  • Family history
    guestBook Guestbook/ Explore150 Team/ Mar 25, 2014 Family history

    Cape spear is a special place for many people, but my connection is even a bit stronger... my ancestors, the Cantwell family, were actually the lighthouse keepers at Cape Spear for many generations. My great-grandmother was even born in the Cape Spear lighthouse! When ever I visit my favourite thing to do is imagine what it must have been like for them to live alone with the never ending ocean in their backyard. I bet it must have been difficult in the harsh winters but the beautiful summer days must have made up for it! The sun was shining and the sky was clear the day I visited... I even saw a couple of whales! I hope everyone else who visits enjoys it as much as me :)

Cape Spear Lighthouse overlooks a vast expanse of indigo ocean where glittering processions of icebergs glide by, Humpback whales breach and pods of porpoises send misty spouts into the Atlantic air.The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador, constructed on the easternmost point in North America; built in 1835 by the Colony of Newfoundland to signal the approach to St. John's harbour.

Cape Spear Drive, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Photo: Photograph by Wikipedia user Jcmurphy, released into the public domain

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