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Cape Jourimain Lighthouse Moved to Safety

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Cape Jourimain Lighthouse is loaded on the truck ...
Photo by: Terry Olsen

This past August, Canada’s 1878 Cape Jourimain Lighthouse in Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick was successfully moved approximately 200 feet away from the eroding shoreline and to safety.

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Ruins of the old foundation showing the Cape ...
Photo by: Brenda Trafford

When the lighthouse was first built it was approximately 400 feet further out to sea, and has since been moved three times when each time the eroding shoreline forced its move.

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On its way to its new home.
Photo by: Andrew MacKinnon

Now that the lighthouse has been moved and placed atop its new foundation, plans are underway to fully restore the lighthouse and install an interpretive center on the first floor honoring the four generations of the Bent family who were lighthouse keepers at the Cape Jourimain Lighthouse, three of whom all had the same first name of Arthur.

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Cape Jourimain Lighthouse atop its new foundation ...
Photo by: Andrew MacKinnon


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Right, getting close to its new home.
Photo by: Andrew MacKinnon

This story appeared in the Sep/Oct 2016 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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