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Wood Islands Lighthouse

I have shown the ferry at Wood Islands many times.  This is the Wood Islands Lighthouse.  It  has been replaced by an electric or electronic light now while the old structure runs lighthouse tours and a giftshop. It was moved to this spot only a few years ago but with erosion happening so much more rapidly than predicted here, it needs to be moved again.

 

From behind me, many times I have shown the ferry or a fishing boat going through the chute into the harbour and docks. Tomorrow I will show it with birds.

 

Found a great performance on youtube yesterday Great singer.

 

Grandma's Hands/Wade in The Water

 

Wood Islands Lighthouse

I have shown the ferry at Wood Islands many times.  This is the Wood Islands Lighthouse.  It  has been replaced by an electric or electronic light now while the old structure runs lighthouse tours and a giftshop. It was moved to this spot only a few years ago but with erosion happening so much more rapidly than predicted here, it needs to be moved again.

 

From behind me, many times I have shown the ferry or a fishing boat going through the chute into the harbour and docks. Tomorrow I will show it with birds.

 

Found a great performance on youtube yesterday Great singer.

 

Grandma's Hands/Wade in The Water

 

comments (14)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2016, 04:51
Also in the Netherlands at some place the erosion goes too fast. At the islands they try to repair that every other year. Some islands are moving to the east and that makes it that the buildings are coming to the edge on the west side.... It only will get worse. Beautiful picture with the light house. (not beautiful what is happening here)
Mary MacADNski: Luckily work has been done here but others need work.
This lighthouse is a gem Mary! Wonderful image too.
Mary MacADNski: This is a very common place for me to go. The ferry is nearby so the children have played in these playgrounds while we wait for someone.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2016, 06:30
Very nice too
Mary MacADNski: It has picnic table, playgrounds, both modern and old fashioned. Tomorrow (today)'s building sits with this one now.
I hate what is happening with erosion all over the world right now, Mary, but if they can keep moving this lighthouse to protect it, good!
Mary MacADNski: This one has been moved and the one I show after this moves here too.
There is definitely something romantic about lighthouses Mary, especially now that they are being replaced by modern technology.
Mary MacADNski: Community groups were given the lighthouses so most now have a store, restaurant, museum or such.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2016, 10:03
I agree with Chad and I like the view from here.
Mary MacADNski: Community groups were given the lighthouses so most now have a store, restaurant, museum or such. I am by the water and birds shown today.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Mar 2016, 11:07
Excellent landscape composition and grandma's hands.
Mary MacADNski: I listened to several versions of that song Tuesday. I love YouTube.
You really do have serious erosion problems Mary ....soon it will only be Woo Island
Mary MacADNski: Love your comment and will mention it to some of my friends who are involved in WI's development.
I think if I'd ever had the pleasure of coming to PEI, sadly I'm too old now, I would make a photographic collection of all these wonderful lighthouses, they are so different than the ones we have.
Mary MacADNski: How could you be too old to come here. I am not too old to go there.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2016, 17:15
Coastal erosion seems to be an increasing problem in many places. In the UK, we have moved one former lighthouse back in 1999 (Belle Toute on Beachy Head) 17metres as the cliffs were rapidly eroding. Its as a major feat of engineering using hydraulic jacks. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Tout_lighthouse)
Mary MacADNski: On the western side of the island very near where I have some land there was a terrific tidal surge during a fierce January storm perhaps 5 years ago. The West Point lighthouse sat hundreds of meters from shore behind a large dune system. Well during this storm this dune was completely wiped out leaving the lighthouse next to the sea.
A good looking building well worth preserving, it makes such and impact on this landscape
Mary MacADNski: The one shown next (today) has been moved beside this one. I spend a lot of time in this area. It has two separate beaches, three really. One has been blocked but you can walk around to it on low tide.
A lovely view, Mary,.
Mary MacADNski: Thank you, Tom.
i just love your seascape Mary...
Penny loves lighthouses... it's a shame that it has been moved and turned into a giftshop... you will have to send us another photo once it has been moved again....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: The move happened last summer and I have been there several times but never thought to take a shot. I will be there May (when the ferry opens) or before.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2016, 13:46
A rather pretty scene, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: I spend a lot of time in this area. It has two separate beaches, three really. One has been blocked but you can walk around to it on low tide.

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