Pubnico Harbour Lighthouse by David Davies

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Pubnico Harbour Lighthouse, Charlesville, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the background, across Pubnico Harbour is a wind pump of the Pubnico Point Wind Farm.

( Pubnico derives its name from the Mi’kmaq word meaning “cleared land”. Settled in 1653 by Acadians, these villages (West Pubnico, Middle West Pubnico and Lower West Pubnico) make up the oldest Acadian settlement in the province. They rely on the sea for their livelihood, and the area maintains several wharves, breakwaters, fishing fleets, and fish processing plants.

( Pubnico is located in what was called, before the Expulsion, CAPE SABLE, which, even at the beginning, around 1614, had as its center what is now Port La Tour, called then Port Lomeron, David Lomeron having here a trading post, dealing with fur and fish. Charles de Biencourt, who was at the head of the small group of Frenchmen of what was then Acadia, comprising the south-western part of the peninsula, died around 1624. In 1631. Louis XIII named as Governor of Acadia Charles de La Tour, who had been a faithful companion of Charles de Biencourt. It is then that the name of Port Lomeron was changed to the name of Port La Tour. He was named Governor of Acadia again in 1651, while in France, from where he came back, bringing with him Philippe Mius d’Entremont, who was to be his Major. It is Philippe Mius d’Entremont who was to be the founder of Pubnico.

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pubnico, pubnico harbour, pubnico harbour lighthouse, charlesville, nova scotia, canada

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey.

    – David Davies

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture, good colour and detail,

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – David Davies

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    Great capture, Dave, and a nice juxtaposition of the old and the new!

  • Thank you, Mike, exactly what I was aiming for!

    – David Davies

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Super capture David …

  • Thanks, Tom!

    – David Davies

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alalmost 4 years ago

    A nice and interesting capture David. Well done Mate.

  • Thanks a lot, Al!

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 4 years ago
    That’s a lot of grunt for a small lighthouse David……Lol
  • Sure is, Roy, power to burn! lol Actually, just out of picture is a small solar panel that must give it all the grunt it needs! LOL

    – David Davies

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 4 years ago

    Well composed David.

  • Thanks, Al!

    – David Davies

  • Susan Russell
    Susan Russellalmost 4 years ago

    I really like this one!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    A superb shot David x

  • Thank you, Irene!

    – David Davies

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