The goal of the #NSLighthouseProject is to obtain video footage, via drone, of every lighthouse in the province and globally share the videos we produce from the footage.
(Aerial shot of Cape Sable Lighthouse, the tallest in NS.)
Through the project we hope to bring awareness to their condition and help save those lighthouses which can be saved, while obtaining a meaningful visual record of those beacons that may not make it.
This hobby venture began on Labour Day in 2015, with a visit to Low Point Lighthouse, New Victoria, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. After learning about the potential demise of this beacon due to land erosion, I endeavored to capture every single lighthouse in the province - all 180 of them – before it was too late.
(Natural reflection at sunset, Low Point Lighthouse.)
A little over two years later, I have successfully captured 130. I have also visited the sites of an additional 22, only to learn they are no longer standing or have been replaced with a skeletal light, which is a light on a basic metal tower.
(L'Ardoise Rear Light... currently on its last legs.)
Up to this point, the entire project has been an unfunded, non-commercial, labour of love. I am openly sharing the photos and videos online for all to appreciate this province, and this country.
Now I need your help. Of the remaining lights, 25 of them are offshore, meaning additional costs to reach them. Capturing these last lights will be difficult, but I KNOW we can get them.
(The Salvages Lighthouse sits upon an island of rocks.)
The funds raised through this campaign will be used to cover the logistical costs of capturing the remaining lights. Transportation, fuel, lodging etc. all costs money. To date I have covered all costs myself, but for these offshore lights, the costs are too high. In one instance, I was quoted $600 just for the offshore transportation to see a single light. I can’t cover that kind of expense by myself.
(Battery Point Lighthouse, Lunenburg.)
If you would like to get involved in this venture, to be part of something special, here is your opportunity. I want to see this through to the end... to capturing every single standing lighthouse in Nova Scotia.
Please consider donating to help us finish the #NSLighthouseProject.
(Kidston Island Lighthouse, Baddeck, Cape Breton.)
(The historic Sambro Island Lighthouse, near Halifax.)
(Terence Bay Lighthouse, not far from Peggy's Cove.)
(A natural reflection at Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.)
(Brier Island Lighthouse, also known as Western Light.)
** Please note that all the photos and video associated with this crowd funding campaign have been obtained by me as part of the #NSLighthouseProject. They are all copywrited.
- rudy morassutti
- Patricia Andrews
- Mark Parry
- Laura Smith
- Thomas Speer