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New Tower for Swift Point Lighthouse

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It’s not often that any government builds a new lighthouse. But that was the case earlier this year when the Canadian Coast Guard erected a new light tower to replace the 1869 Swift Point Lighthouse on the Saint John River near Indiantown, New Brunswick that had been destroyed by fire seven months earlier.

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The lighthouse was constructed off site in sections and then transported by truck to its permanent location where a crane was used to erect the new tower. (Photos courtesy Canadian Coast Guard.)

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