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sailing into Louisbourg harbour are greeted by the beam of Canada's
oldest light station. Opposite the lighthouse in the southwest arm of
the harbour is the august and imposing Fortress of Louisbourg, with its
cannons pointed across the harbour. The town and docks lie in the most
protected part of the harbour in the northeast arm.
4 of Louisbourg's lighthouses were constructed on the same rocky outcrop
on the point at the eastern side of the entrance to Louisbourg Harbour.
The lighthouse constructed in 1923/24 is still standing and operational.
At its base are the stabilized foundation ruins of the 18th-century and
There has been
concern in the community about the future of the lighthouse. As a
result, local citizens Iris Stevens, Gerry Gartland and Jean Bagnell and
others formed the Louisbourg Lighthouse Society. Their objective is to
help protect and present this significant part of Louisbourg's history.
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/ 182 - Cropped - Louisbourg fog alarm buildings from lantern deck
1842 - 1923 Lighthouse
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