Ottawa Canada
Pictures and Photos of Canada

Louisbourg Light Coastal Shore Cape Breton Nova Scotia

Towering above the coastal shore along the Macaroni Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the Louisbourg Light marks the way for passing water vessels.

Along the coastal shore at the entrance to Louisbourg Harbour in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia stands the first lighthouse erected in Canada. The light was first illuminated in 1734 spanning a distance of 18 miles.

A supply of codfish oil was used to make the light shine but two years later, a fire destroyed it and a replacement light was used until 1798, that one being demolished. Another lighthouse with a wooden frame was erected in 1842 but it was burnt in a fire in 1923 with another one quickly being rebuilt and the light was lit in 1924.

The lighthouse stands upon the rocky coastal shores where the scenic views look out over Louisbourg harbour and the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Louisbourg Light at the entrance to the Louisbourg Harbour, Lighthouse Point, Louisbourg, Highway 22, Fleur de lis Trail, Marconi Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Louisbourg Light Coastal Shore Cape Breton Nova Scotia
Photo: Louisbourg Light Coastal Shore Cape Breton Nova Scotia
Picture of the Louisbourg Light standing on the coastal shore in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
Please login or register to rank.

Pictures from photo gallery "All Pictures"

    = click to scroll forwards/backwards






    Copyright © 2016 - Canada-Photos.com / All rights reserved - Unauthorized use of any photos or footage from this site is prohibited by international copyright laws.
    Canada photography and photos - Louisbourg Light Coastal Shore Cape Breton Nova Scotia