Prince Edward Point Lighthouse

by Laurie B.
(Belleville, Ontario, Canada)

Happy New Year to Darrell and friends!

Once again, we have a warm and rainy New Year's Day here in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. The little snow that we have had was washed away today - so much for living in the great frozen north!

This is a picture of the Prince Edward Point Lighthouse, which is on the northern shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. The lighthouse was built in 1881, but was closed in 1959 when the skeleton tower you can see in front was built. The lantern room was removed from the original tower at that time. The location is in the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, where my husband and I headed to see if some wildlife might be out and about on such a dreary day. We did see a lone partridge (no pear tree, though), which ran across the road in front of the car, but all other living creatures were safely tucked inside their nests and burrows. When I took the picture at about 1:00 p.m., the rain had temporarily stopped and the clouds slightly cleared, giving me the opportunity to take a much clearer shot.

Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of approx. 19,000 square km and a shoreline of 1,150 km.

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

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