Headlands of Nova Scotia: Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia, Cape Split, Cape Blomidon, Cape Dauphin, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Cape Chignecto Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157451686

Published: May 30th 2010

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28 pages


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Headlands of Nova Scotia: Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia, Cape Split, Cape Blomidon, Cape Dauphin, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Cape Chignecto  by  Books LLC

Headlands of Nova Scotia: Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia, Cape Split, Cape Blomidon, Cape Dauphin, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Cape Chignecto by Books LLC
May 30th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781157451686 | 3.44 Mb

Chapters: Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia, Cape Split, Cape Blomidon, Cape Dauphin, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Cape Chignecto, Cape North, Cape St. Marys, Nova Scotia. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online.

Purchase includes aMoreChapters: Chebucto Head, Nova Scotia, Cape Split, Cape Blomidon, Cape Dauphin, Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia, Cape Chignecto, Cape North, Cape St. Marys, Nova Scotia. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Chebucto Head is a Canadian headland on Nova Scotias Chebucto Peninsula located within the community of Duncans Cove, Nova Scotia.

Chebucto Head forms the most easterly point on the peninsula and is used to define the southwestern limit of Halifax Harbour- historically known to the Mikmaq Nation as Jipugtug, (anglicised as Chebucto) meaning the biggest harbour, or simply, the big harbour. A line drawn northeast from Chebucto Head to Pennant Point defines the southern geographic limit of the harbour. The actual legal limit of the harbour is located further inland to the north of this line. The first lighthouse at Chebucto Head was built in 1872 with a steam foghorn just below it. It was replaced by a second tower in 1928.

This tower was demolished in 1940 and a new lighthouse and combined keepers dwelling was built several hundred metres to the north to make way for a gun battery. In 1967 the light was moved from the house to the a new concrete tower which still stands today. The house remained the keepers dwelling until the light was destaffed in the 1990s. The house fell prey to repeated vandalism after the Canadian Coast Guard cancelled the lease of the tenants who lived in and looked after the house.

The house was destroyed by a suspicious fire on May 25, 2004. The Chebucto Head Lighthouse Society, a group formed to try and save the lighthouse continues to work to keep the site preserved and open to the public. Chebucto Head was used by the CCG as the control centre for the Vessel Traffic Service or VTS that controlled vessel movements ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1364863



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