Photostory #10: Canadian Lightship: Stands Vigil Over Fundy's Shoals

Guy Blouin
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
May 24, 1955
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
LURCHER II, here cloaked by swirling fog, pitches and rolls her red hull at permanent anchor several thousand feet off the shoals. One of eight lightships operated on both coasts by the Canadian Department of Transport, this 600-ton ocean-going vessel keeps constant vigil over Fundy shipping lanes, as well as being a central gathering point for weather data in that area. Lightship is equipped with extra-powerful anchor cables to withstand battering gales that might drag her onto the submerged rocks.