I shot this on Sunday last while on a brief trip to my cottage. My sister and I decided to take a quick spin out to the open water from our island to catch the sunset and we made it just in time. The lighthouse you are looking at is a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and marks the opening to inner boating channels as boats come off the vastness of the 'open water' channels. This coast of the Bay contains some of the most trecherous channels due to its bedrock shoals which are scattered everywhere just below the surface. The lighthouse was built to guide boats off the open water safely if lined up with a second distant range light.
This was taken in the boat as we headed out around the point towards the open water to watch the sun set.
Notice just to the left of the sun a black 'dot' or rectangle. That is actually a Barrel on a stake. Before the lighthouse was built in 1889 a lantern was placed atop the Barrel each night to mark the opening of the channel for returning mariners.
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