North Cape Lighthouse . Prince Edward Island . Canada . Watercolor . 12" x 9"
... this 65-foot tall light tower on the windy, northwestern tip of Prince Edward Island, dividing the Gulf of St. Lawrence from the Northumberland Strait, was built in 1865. A keeper's house was added in 1866. By 1945, that house was in need of repair and the tower itself was in jeopardy of falling to erosion. In 1950 the tower was moved further inland, a new keeper's house was built and the old house moved and repurposed for storage. The lighthouse was automated in 1967. Presently, the lighthouse shares space on the peninsula with a wind turbine farm operating as the Atlantic Wind Test Site of the Wind Energy Institute of Canada. I visited in October, during the day that the tail end storm of Hurricane Matthew came across... the rain was coming through sideways and believe me... those turbines were howling.