By: Lesley

Sep 08 2010

Category: St Catharines


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One of the  deactivated  surplus lighthouses that are now for sale by the government, this 1898 beauty sits on the Port Dalhousie pier in St Catharines.

Participating in Watery Wednesday


14 comments on “lighthouse”

  1. Oh wow these place is beautiful!! The light house is still in it’s pristine beauty!

  2. Would make a lovely summer house with a great outlook.
    I really like your photo. The blues match the shade of your webpage.

  3. I love the colors in this photo. The lighthouse are so well suited in this photos colors.
    It was hard to find where to comment. But I managed. 🙂

  4. Your ‘discovery’ is perfect in every way!!

    TREE Drifting Ashore at Sunrise

    Hope your Wednesday has treated you well and you can find time to visit with me…

  5. it sits there beautifully despite being deactivated!
    thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. That’s a pretty lighthouse, I like the color – It looks like the boaters will be bicycling too

  7. wow, simply awesome…a place i would love to visit over and over again…

  8. I worder what it would be like to live in a lighthouse.

  9. The government is selling these lighthouses? How very interesting. Do you have any idea what people are doing with them when / if they buy them?

    Lovely ocean misty picture.

    • In this case the lighthouse is still active (my mistake – it is ‘surplus’ meaning it could be replaced with something cheaper to maintain) so it looks suspiciously like the government is trying to download the maintenance onto the city or a community group.

      Anyone interested in owning a surplus lighthouse would first have to apply to Parks Canada for a heritage designation and then prove an ability to maintain the structure to Fisheries and Oceans.

  10. Lovely spot by the water! Quite a job to wash the windows though, f you are the one maintaining the light house.

  11. Live in a lighthouse … a dream ! Here, houses near sea arre too expensive … and a lighthouse is often, near sea !
    Your lighthouse are so different from our !
    I like the ambience of this picture. Is ti a channel ?

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