The most eastern point in North America, Cape Spear is home to a beautiful but simple lighthouse. Cape Spear was the second lighthouse established in the territory of Newfoundland. Cape Spear Lighthouse is now a National Historic Site in Canada.
The rocky Newfoundland coast makes it easy to see why the Cape Spear lighthouse and others like it have guided sailors around the St. John’s area since the first structure was built on Cape Spear in 1836. The waves around Cape Spear are so large that they sometimes sweep away careless tourists.
The current lighthouse on Cape Spear was built in 1955. The original lighthouse and keeper’s house have been restored as historic sites; tourists can visit and get an idea of what life was like on Cape Spear in 1839.
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