Point Amour Lighthouse, July, 2002
The Point Amour Lighthouse was established in 1897. At 109 feet, it is the second highest light tower in Canada. It is constructed from local limestone quarried at Forteau Point and L’Anse au Loup.
The lighthouse is visible from the distance at several points along the highway. The road leading to the attraction is marked, but don't blink or you might miss it. When we visited, the road was not in great shape, but it is a short drive.
The view from the large parking lot is impressive, but the real majesty of the tower becomes apparent when you stand beneath it and look up.
The lighthouse and the surrounding buildings are now a Newfoundland Provincial Historic Site. It is open to the public. You can even climb the tower - unfortunately, the tower was closed when we visited in the summer of 2002, and we were not able to climb it. Among the artifacts is the original lamp used in the lighthouse.
My visit to Point Amour in 2002 was the crowning event of my lighthouse touring during my visit to Newfoundland.
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Last updated: 10 Nov 2002