Bon Portage Lighthouse

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43° 27' 23.2'' N    -65° 44' 36.2'' W
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43° 27' 23.2'' N    -65° 44' 36.2'' W    Google Map

 Fresnel Lens From the First Bon Portage Lighthouse
© Kathy Brown
Fresnel Lens From the First Bon Portage Lighthouse
On display at the Seal Island Light Museum, Barrington, Nova Scotia
During the 1950s the Richardsons moved into a new house from the lighthouse "that, standing alone and unsheltered" had defied the wind and sea for eight decades. In 1964, they retired and moved to the mainland. They sold their portion of the island to Acadia University and during the same year the Department of Transport demolished the old lighthouse and replaced it with a utilitarian concrete tower. A new dwelling was built to house the assistant keeper. Twenty years later the lighthouse was de-staffed and the last keepers moved to other lighthouses.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Contributors: Chris Mills, Ann Wickens, Betty June Smith
Sources: Research, We Keep A Light by Evelyn Richardson, and personal knowledge.