Rose Blanche Lighthouse

Construction of this lighthouse began in July, 1871, as granite was quarried from nearby.  Advice and equipment were supplied by D&T Stevenson, an engineering firm from Scotland.  With a light standing 95 feet above sea level, it could be seen as far away as 13 miles in clear weather.

From this time until the 1940's, there were six different lighthouse keepers stationed here.  The building was then abandoned and slowly fell into ruin.

Rose Blanche Fish Plant

While driving along the South coast of Newfoundland, I was exploring every side road.  I was surprised to see a small harbour with a large building and a few vehicles parked around it.  Initially, I wrote it off and looked for a place to turn around.  After a second glance, I realized that there were some gaping holes in the wall and no activity inside.  Perhaps this warranted a closer look at what turned out to be a fish processing plant.

Rose Blanche Pumphouse

Out for a drive, exploring the area along the south coast of Newfoundland, I spotted a rooftop of a small building peeking out from the bushes.  I simply had to stop for a look.

As I pushed through the overgrowth, I was happy to see that, not only was the door open, but that there was some interesting stuff inside to see and show you.