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Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island New Brunswick Canada

I had the pleasure of meeting up with some great friends in Boston and making a road trip to Canada to explore and photograph Grand Manan Island and its iconic Lighthouse, The Swallowtail Lighthouse. Grand Manan is located off the coast of Maine but is only accessible via ferry from Blacks Harbor in New Brunswick Canada. The ferry ride from Blacks Harbor is 90 minutes across the Bay of Fundi to the picturesque Island. We spent a few days exploring and it did not disappoint.

The wreck of the merchant ship Lord Ashburton in 1857 on the northern tip of Grand Manan, with the loss of 21 lives, led the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly to call for “a Light House to be erected on the Northern Head of Grand Manan”.The site chosen was a headland called the “Swallow’s Tail” near the entrance to the harbor at North Head. The lighthouse tower and keeper’s dwelling were built in 1859 at a cost of £495 and the lantern was first lit on 7 July 1860. It was the first lighthouse to be built on the island of Grand Manan.

Thanks for stopping, stay tuned for Grand Manan

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