Lighthouse at Old Fort Niagara

I have been so tired since returning from our outing. It seems like there is a great deal of truth about needing a vacation AFTER a vacation! There are so many little tasks that need attention and although small, they do take some time…

I have decided to break my photos into a few entries rather than a couple of large ones.  This first one deals with the lighthouse at Old Fort Niagara. This point was of great value to the French, as the waterways here would lead to western parts of the new world. French fur traders used these important waters to transport their goods back to the old world.

As a small child, I longed to make my home in either a lighthouse or a fire tower. Thus, I still have a deep love for such structures. Would I still want to live in a lighthouse? You betcha! And this one, built in 1871, would be a beauty to live in as it looks across the river into Canada!




I love storyboards, and the area we visited abounded in them. The campground we stayed at had them near the lake and trails. It is so handy to be able to read information regarding sights nearby without taking in too much information and going into overload!


3 Responses

  1. Noooooooo!!! Can you imagine the PHOTOS that could be shot from that lighthouse? Storms coming in…snow scenes…celebrations, like July 4th with the fireworks? I would gladly climb those 72 stairs!!!! hehehe

    The lighthouse resigned from duty (according to the storyboard) in 1993 or 1994…Might just as well house a nice tripod up there…I get dizzy just thinking about it!

  2. Maybe you could have a little elevator installed???? I would love to see the photos taken from the top of that thing! And it would be really neat to live in a lighthouse!!

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