Rustico Light – PEI

Watercolor… the North Rustico Harbour Lighthouse , on Prince Edward Island, was built in 1876. It is a 35-foot tall, tapered wooden tower with attached keeper’s house. In 1884 the structure was moved 500 feet closer to the north entrance of the harbour on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Although in 1895, the foundation was given additional protection with a barricade of reinforced timbers… in 1899, a severe storm knocked the entire building over onto its side. It was picked up and moved again… this time a little further away from the shoreline. The light was electrified and automated in 1960. This is the third of several lights I visited on PEI during Hurricane Matthew’s 2016 storm. The wind ripped my glasses off my face and broke the driver’s door hinges on my truck. This was a crazy nasty day all over the Maritimes.

Size of Painting: 12" x 16" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.

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