DGJ_8337 – And then there was one……..
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There were two houses here but only one remains. One of the derelict keeper’s houses was destroyed by a suspicious fire on September 14, 2008, raising fears about the fate of the other neglected heritage structures on the island.
Sambro Lighthouse is the oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the Americas. Legislation to establish the lighthouse was passed at the first session of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia in 1758. This lighthouse is also on the list of surplus lighthouses by the Canadian Government.
Nova Scotia has more lighthouses than any other province in Canada. Many of the lighthouses are in small communities and they do not have the funds to maintain them. This one is on a island and there is no wharf to tie up to for getting on and off the island so there would have to be a lot more work to do than just maintaining the lighthouse. It would be a shame to lose this but in the end it comes down to money, from the community, other government agency, private funds, etc….
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