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Drone Flight over Cape d'Or Lighthouse, Nova Scotia, Canada: #NSLighthouseProject

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Published on Apr 3, 2016

Filmed on a chilly day in March 2016 for our #NSLighthouseProject, experience the cliffs, rocky terrain, ocean and lighthouse at Cape d'Or, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

French explorer Samuel de Champlain named Cape d’Or (Cape of Gold) when he sailed by in 1607 and noticed glimmers of gold in the basalt cliffs; though the metal was copper rather than gold, the name stuck.

The first navigational aid on Cape d’Or was not a light, but rather a steam fog whistle, which was established in 1874. The Cape didn’t receive a light until 1922.

The present lighthouse, consisting of a one-story fog signal building with a light tower rising from one corner, was built in 1965, but became automated in 1989.

Subscribe to our channel to get the latest videos posted for our Nova Scotia Lighthouse Project (we're working to capture all 175 lighthouses in the province via drone video and stills). Also, check out the other lighthouse & drone videos we currently have on our channel!

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