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Historical Markers in Blackhead, Newfoundland and Labrador

 
Cape Spear Lighthouse Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
Cape Spear Lighthouse Marker
1Newfoundland and Labrador (Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland), Blackhead — Cape Spear LighthouseLe Phare du Cap Spear
English Cape Spear, Newfoundland’s oldest surviving lighthouse, has served as the chief approach light for St. John’s harbour since 1836. Constructed by local builders Nicholas Croke and William Parker, it consists of a stone towner . . . Map (db m79112) HM
2Newfoundland and Labrador (Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland), Blackhead — World War II BatteryBatterie del a IIième Guerre mondaile — Fort Cape Spear / Le fort du cap Spear —
English In 1940, the American and Canadian Joint Board of Defence decided to protect the approaches to St. John’s harbour by installing heavy artillery at Cape Spear. Gun emplacements, magazines, and shelters were constructed by 1941 as . . . Map (db m79463) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022