- 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
- Views from Horton Bluff [ 1.]
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