North Rustico, situated on the northern shore of Prince Edward Island facing the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was founded around 1790 by Acadians. The present North Rustico Lighthouse, which consists of a square wooden tower,35 feet high and an attached dwelling, was built during the summer of 1876 by P. Carroll of Miramichi under a contract for $1,700.
North Rustico, with its picturesque harbour, has always been linked to the sea, and today, the fishing industry still drives the local economy. Lobster fishing is big during May and June, and tourists flock to local restaurants during the summer to enjoy a lobster supper, a north shore tradition. The Lighthouse is situated in this small harbor town in a way that makes it difficult to grab a good photograph due to other houses and buildings surrounding it. This was about the best I could muster.
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