Abandoned - The Sambro Island Lighthouse

Darlene Ruhs

Windsor, Canada

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This year marks the 252nd anniversary of the Sambro Island Lighthouse. Families, including cousins of mine used to live on the island all year round. There were two homes barely still standing on the island when this shot was taken; however, one has since burned down. I believe the building you are seeing in this shot is where the families kept their supplies and storage.

The island is said to be haunted by a man. I was quite disappointed to not have felt or seen something eerie while I was there. There is also a spot which looks to be carved out of the rocks on the island called the “Devil’s Footprints” The story goes that the devil walks up out of the water and walks up the rocks to the island. What the devil would want with a lighthouse I have no idea, but that is what I was told. The rock pattern is very odd though and quite something to see.

The lighthouse is now run by solar panels and no human hands are needed. Even the fog horn is run by a machine that detects fog.

Even though I did not see or feel a ghost, the island has a very lonely feel to it, an abandoned and sad spot. I couldn’t imagine being there alone….no, I just could not!

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