Cape Bear Light – PEI

Watercolor… the Cape Bear Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island, was constructed as a 40 foot tall, square, tapered tower in 1881. An extended keeper’s home was added in 1899 and the entire facility was moved and relocated inland in 1947 due to creeping erosion along the shoreline. In 1960, the keeper’s house was sold, removed from the tower and moved a quarter mile down the path to become a private residence. In 2011, the light was decommissioned and replaced by a steel, skeletal tower. And then… in 2013 and 2014, the old wooden tower and facilities were picked up and moved inland again, approximately 500 feet, to further escape erosion and facilitate it’s restoration and preservation as a historic structure. The Cape Bear Marconi Station picked up the first distress signal sent from the sinking “RMS Titanic” on April 14, 1912. And this is how the Cape Bear Lighthouse looked to me during a visit in 2012.

Size of Painting: 9" x 12" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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