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Striped Red White Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Newfoundland

The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse along the Discovery Trail in Newfoundland, Canada is a national historic site painted in the typical red and white colors of a lighthouse except this one has two striped lines down the center.

The appearance of the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse in Bonavista Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, is unique in its own way with its striped red and white lines down the center of the building. Built in 1843, the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is two stories high and is a wooden structure which was declared as a National Historic Site in August of 1978.

Most of the lighthouses around the world are red and white in color, this one being a little unusual with its thick red stripes. The lantern atop this lighthouse is no longer operable, but a steel tower next to this building has an active light.

People visiting the Cape Bonavista Lighthouse can browse through the second storey of the building where an interpretive display shows its history. Jeremiah White was the lightkeeper at this station for many years and the buildings have been reconstructed to show how their family lived here in 1870.

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Striped Red White Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Newfoundland
Photo: Striped Red White Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Newfoundland
Picture of the red/white striped structure, home to Cape Bonavista Lighthouse in Newfoundland.


The lighthouse has watched over the rough waters off the Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland since first put into operation and has saved many mariners lives over the years. The Cape Bonavista Lighthouse is open to visitors daily from the middle of May until the first week in October.

Cape Bonavista Lighthouse, built in 1843 and officially opened as a National Historic Site on August 9, 1978, Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Bay, Discovery Trail, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.

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