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Seal Island Lighthouse in Danger


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The historic Seal Island Lighthouse in Nova Scotia, Canada could be in danger of being demolished by the Canadian government.

The lighthouse, with its leaky roof, missing shingles and peeling paint, is falling into a state of disrepair. The real shame here is that it is the second oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia and the second oldest timber lighthouse in all of Canada.

The lighthouse recently lost out on a rating point system, which would have given it protected status as allowed under Canadian law. Although the Canadian Government is committed to having a light at the site, they could easily tear the structure down and replace it with a skeleton style tower.

This story appeared in the November 2000 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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