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LIGHTHOUSES

Head Harbour Lightstation

 

If you want to visit the second-oldest lighthouse in the province, you'll have to wait for low tide. Head Harbour Island is accessible only by foot, so check the tidal schedule before setting out !

The lighthouse was built in 1829 as a means of helping ships in the area navigate the famous Bay of Fundy fog, high tides, and the treacherous rocks surrounding Campobello Island.

The original octagonal, wooden tower is still in use, and although the light still shines into the bay, it is no longer staffed. There are, however, interpreters on hand to fill you in on the history of the structure and the island.

Known as the "Head Harbour Light" to local residents, the tower is designated as a Classified Heritage Site. The tower has a white-shingled exterior, painted with a red cross. It is believed this distinctive day mark has been on the tower since at least 1850. It is the older sister light of West Quoddy Light in Lubec, Maine.

Mulholland Lighthouse

 

Mulholland was constructed in 1885. The lighthouse served as a guide for small coastal boats, passenger ships and freighters coming through the Lubec Channel. Ships were en route to or from the USA or Canadian ports on Grand Manan Island; part of the Canadian Fundy group of islands. It is a part of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park

The lighthouse is not open to the public however visitors can walk around it and enjoy a picnic site overlooking the narrows with the picturesque town of Lubec, ME, in the background.

Seals can often be sighted swimming around the bridge pillars and seagulls often perch on the railings of the FDR International bridge. The bridge links Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, to Lubec, Maine, USA.

Lighthouses are still an important cultural and historical feature in the Maritime provinces and have a special appeal to visitors.

There is a picnic area affording a beautiful view of the "narrows" and the quaint town of Lubec, Maine.

Friends of Head Harbour Lightstation

The Lightstation is an invaluable asset to the Campobello Island community, visitors and residents. Please help us with your time or by making a donation so our goals can be accomplished.

Members will receive:

Personalized Membership Card
Lighthouse Newsletter 
(progress & calendar of events)
Tax Receipt
Yearly Memberships:
Individual:$ 20.00 Can ( $15.00 US)
Family : $ 35.00 Can. 
( $25.00 US )
Groups : $ 50.00 Can. ($35.00 US)

Friends of Head Harbour Lightstation
210 Lighthouse Road
Wilsons Beach, 
NB Canada E5E 1M2

or 

Friends of HHL
PO Box 486,
Lubec, Maine, 04652
U.S.A 
  

Contact: Campobello Tourism Association

Email: info@visitcampobello.com

 

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