The lighthouse at Horton Bluff overlooks Cape Blomidon, Minas Basin and marks the entrance to the Avon River leading to the harbour at Hantsport. Large ocean-going ships arrive on the rising tide, load 18000 to 20000 T of gypsum (in about 3 hours) and depart at high tide. On January 7, 2004, the largest ship ever to enter the Minas Basin, the Gypsum Centennial, arrived at Hantsport to load 35000T+ of gypsum in the last 3.5 hour time segment before high tide. The ship can hold up to 47000T.
 
More Views from Horton Bluff  
February 2, 2004 taken near sunset. Basin is covered a mobile mass of floating ice chunks that ebb and flow with the tide.
June 17, 2003 photo, taken in evening light.
December 3, 2002 photo, a snowy day at Horton Bluff.
Other photos of Horton Bluff Light (some clipped from video frames)[.1.] [ 2.]
Views from Horton Bluff [ 1.] [ 2.]

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