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National Lighthouse Day

August 7, 2019

19 Interesting Facts About Sambro Lighthouse

  1. Oldest functioning lighthouse in the Americas
  2. Watches over second-largest ice-free harbour in the world
  3. Runs on solar power
  4. Called the “Canadian Statue of Liberty”
  5. Was the leaning tower of Sambro
  6. Built of stone covered with wood
  7. Was powered by fish oil
  8. Gained 22 feet in 1906
  9. Lens came from Paris
  10. Stripes added for visibility in snow
  11. First fog signal was by cannon
  12. Kept by lighthouse keepers up to 1988
  13. Was a backdrop for popular commercials
  14. Is a federal heritage building and national historic site
  15. Received a 1.3 million dollar repair job in 2016
  16. Tours are offered once a year
  17. Has its own silver coin
  18. Is a famous round the world departure spot
  19. Has its own stamp


August 7, 2019