Lighthouses

June 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm (writing)

Guild Of Dreams

By Chantal Boudreau

Have you ever noticed how when something inspires you, you start spotting examples of that thing everywhere around you?  What really inspires me at the moment are lighthouses, so all things associated with those ocean beacons seem to be cropping up everywhere – photographs, paintings, historical societies.  It’s especially likely to happen here Sambro, where we have a particularly interesting lighthouse. It happens to be the oldest operational lighthouse in North America, and it has real history here in Nova Scotia – funding for the lighthouse was the first act passed in our House of Assembly and battles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 happened within close proximity of the historic property.  Now a new battle wages there – the battle to preserve it, in the face of a government who would see fit to leaving it fall to neglect.  It’s sad, in a…

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