Swallowtail Lighthouse, Grand Manan Island

Beautiful and quiet Grand Manan Island in New Brunswick is a relaxing place to get away from it all. Even though the principle source of income aside from fishing is tourism, you won't find tourist traps or tacky shops here, just lovely scenery which includes lighthouses.
This lighthouse is one of the first things you will see when crossing on the ferry from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. Established in 1860 it is still fully operational and the tower is the original one, though refurbished in 1980.
The building to the right is the larger of two buildings which were originally used as the lighthouse keepers' homes. Now, it has been converted to a Bed and Breakfast. If you stay there, don't be surprised if you are wakened by the foghorn on a foggy night.
Swallowtail is one of the most photographed lighthouses in Canada and I can see why. This scene was irresistible to paint!
  • This painting has been sold, but I'd be happy to make a print for you.

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