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Point Aconi Light by PhotosByHealy

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Point Aconi Lighthouse – Point Aconi, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo taken in September 2007

The first lighthouse was built in 1874 by John A. Moore at the contract price of $500.00 The first caretaker was George Bonnar who was paid $150.00 a year. In 1897 the oil storage building was moved back from the eroding bank. In 1946 the light station was discontinued in favor of a gas-lighted whistle buoy off the point. A light station was eventually established on Point Aconi itself in 1989. The tower was 38ft., light height was 84 ft. with a range of 12 miles to warn vessels of the high treacherous rocky shoal and to mark the east point of the entrance to the passage of the Great Bras d’Or. It was a three man station that reverted to a one man with a skeleton tower. The two other buildings were sold to private interests. The last keeper was Carl D. Goyetche, who served with his family from 1979 to 1990 when it was de-staffed. (Source: The Boularderie Island Historical Society)

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30; f/5.6 @ 1/320 sec: ISO: 80: EV +1/3; Focal length: 202mm (35 mm equivalent)


TOP TEN Challenge Placements:

  • Placed 7th in the Top 10 of the August 2011 Avatar challenge in the All About Lighthouses group on 1 August 2011

An enthusiastic amateur who enjoys photographing just about anything. And who also has fun turning photos into Photo Art

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  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Gene what a great capture this is of this Lighthouse. Welcome to our new Group. We will so enjoy having your Artwork! :>)) Leslie

  • Thank you so much, Leslie. It’s nice to have some place to share my love of Lighthouses.


    – PhotosByHealy

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work!

  • Thank you so much for this honour, Monica. I really appreciate th support.


    – PhotosByHealy

  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!!! Congratulations placed in the Top Ten!!!
    *August 2011* Avatar
    All About Lighthouses Group

  • Thank you Evita for that information.


    – PhotosByHealy

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image Gene, I can’t wait to get back to the gorgeous east coast – aiming for 2013

  • Thanks, Vickie. I agree the Maritimes are a wonderful place to be.


    – PhotosByHealy

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    What a beauty, Gene! A lovely lighthouse in lovely surrounds. Great info, too. Glad to see it’s being preserved.

  • Thanks, Mike. Wasn’t easy to get near this one. But it was worth the effort.


    – PhotosByHealy

  • CapricornDancer
    CapricornDancerabout 3 years ago

    Congrats this image has been featured in the United group, well done.

  • Really appreciate the honour. Thanks.

    - Gene

    – PhotosByHealy

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyover 2 years ago

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Dominika for your kind comment and the Fave. Much appreciated. – Gene

    – PhotosByHealy

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on July 4 2012!

  • Many thanks, Marilyn for this honour. Much appreciated. – Gene

    – PhotosByHealy

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