Cape dOr Lighthouse

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45° 17' 27'' N    -64° 46' 27.5'' W
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The Complete Cape d`Or Light Station
© Courtesy Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture
The Complete Cape d`Or Light Station
You can stay at the keeper`s house in the foreground, and enjoy a delicious meal at the second house.
The current keeper's bungalows were built in 1958/59, and the concrete lighthouse in 1965. Ernie Morris was the last keeper. The light was automated and de-staffed in 1989.

In 1980, an archaeological dig just west of the lighthouse discovered tool fragments of aboriginal people which were dated to about 2000 years ago.

Cape d'Or was the last verified nesting site in Nova Scotia for the rare Peregrine Falcon. When attempts to re-establish the birds began in 1982 it became a falcon release site. You may see these birds if you visit. Rare plants, normally found only at high altitudes in the Rocky Mountains grow on the cliffs.