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Cape Bonavista Lighthouse

At the tip of the Bonavista Peninsula, 3 1/2 hours from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Imagine... you're bobbing up and down in a dark sea - a light shining across the water is your only connection to land.

Built in 1843, the light at Cape Bonavista is one of the few in the world where you can still climb up the stone tower and see the same seal oil fueled catoptric light apparatus that was used in the 1800s. Experience a light keeper's day in 1870 - a 24-7 job of polishing glass, filling oil lamps, recording weather patterns and watching the waves from one of the most rugged points in Newfoundland.

A great destination to watch for whales, icebergs and puffins in summer.

 

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