Swallowtail Light Door

The Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada photographed in 2012. One viewer asked why is it called Swallowtail. I looked at a map and saw that of Grand Manan; the shape of North Head and Swallowtail point, that the lighthouse is on, resembles the point of a Swallowtail butterflies wing.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 8/25/2016.

Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light Door, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Swallowtail Light on Grand Manan Island 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Grand Manan Island by the Swallowtail Light 9/4/2012

About the lighthouse:

More inormation:

A great site for geology and maps of Grand Manan

43 thoughts on “Swallowtail Light Door

  1. BeckyB 2016-08-25 / 7:28 am

    Great door, stunning landscapes.

    by the way are those wires there to stop it disappearing in winter storms?

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  2. bikerchick57 2016-08-25 / 8:15 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! The lighthouse door may need a bit of paint, but I love the red and white combination of the buildings.

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-08-25 / 9:30 am

      Thank you. Not hard to get good photos when the subject is interesting. Not only is the red and white visible from far away, the colors match the Canadian flag.

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  3. sustainabilitea 2016-08-25 / 8:46 am

    Beautiful shots, Sherry. That first door’s seen its share of weather, hasn’t it? I love the way the small red door can be seen from so far away.

    janet

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-08-25 / 9:23 am

      Thanks. I used 3 shots at different distances on purpose to display the red door. So glad you noticed.

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  4. Suzanne et Pierre 2016-08-25 / 9:13 am

    Lovely collection and this looks like a very beautiful place to visit. (Suzanne)

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  5. joey 2016-08-25 / 9:57 am

    Oooh, pretty doors post! Love that red!

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  6. Emilio Pasquale 2016-08-25 / 5:00 pm

    Let’s hope they never find reason to paint the lighthouse. It is beautiful just as it is.

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-08-25 / 11:06 pm

      They will have to to preserve it, but it will weather again fast.

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  7. bythebriny 2016-08-25 / 7:03 pm

    Wonderful. Somehow the lighthouse and little buildings look like toys someone plunked onto the landscape.

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  8. leegaywood 2016-08-25 / 9:01 pm

    What a odd spot for the little white house,
    Great photos! *!*

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  9. joannesisco 2016-08-26 / 7:56 am

    Lighthouses and windmills always make me smile 🙂

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  10. Indah Susanti 2016-08-26 / 1:33 pm

    Stunning scenery, Sherry! The house on top of the cliff is so dreamy – I wonder how it feels like to live there with such amazing view to the ocean..

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-08-26 / 1:52 pm

      It was an amazing trip. I would like to live there in the summer. The winds and storms can be fierce and it would be hard to get to the house in winter. 🙂

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  11. Norm 2.0 2016-08-26 / 6:37 pm

    Lighthouse doors – yes! Some great shots of one of my favorite regions of the country. I spend more time in Nova Scotia but New Brunswick has its share of beautiful coastline too.

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  12. dunelight 2016-08-27 / 6:22 pm

    Nova Scotia..I LOVE how the light is tethered to the rocks so it does not blow away in a gale.

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  13. Birder's Journey 2016-09-02 / 5:33 pm

    I love that door just the way it is! I might’ve missed this, but why is this location called Swallowtail?

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    • Sherry Felix 2016-09-02 / 6:58 pm

      I like it weathered too. I figured out why it is called Swallowtail. Look at a map of Grand Manan; the shape of North Head and Swallowtail point, that the lighthouse is on, resembles the point of a swallowtail butterfly wing.

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