St. Johns-2015.


We visited The Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada during our 2015 visit.

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The Cabot Tower
Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

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“Cabot Tower is a tower in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, situated on Signal Hill. Construction of the tower began in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot‘s discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message at a position near the tower, the letter “S” in Morse Code sent from PoldhuCornwall, United Kingdom. Cabot Tower is now the centre of the Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada,[1] with walking trails and an interpretation centre.” – Wikipedia


Fort Amherst Lighthouse from Signal Hill.

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View of St John’s harbor from Signal Hill .

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View of Fort Amherst Lighthouse and St John’s harbor from Signal Hill .

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The Cabot Tower
on Signal Hill on a foggy day.

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The Cabot Tower on Signal Hill on a foggy day.

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The Cabot Tower on Signal Hill on a foggy day.

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The Cabot Tower
on Signal Hill on a foggy day.

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View of St John’s narrows.

Cape Spear Lighthouses, 2015Bell Island, Underground Mine Tour, Signal Hill Tattoo and more coming soon.

 


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2 comments

  1. Well the weather was a break from the heatwave you had earlier. Amazing to think Marconi was there sweating blood over wither his invention would work or not. I see many roves are flat. Isn’t this bad when it snows? You always think of Heidi houses in very snowy areas.

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    • It’s difficult to know what to pack, the second last day that we were there was hot!

      I have never really thought about it, I found this interesting article, Newfoundland Folk Architecture
      Fourth Generation House. This house, the largest of the folk houses, has two full storeys, a central half hall, and a flat roof. This house, known as a biscuit box, was built most frequently between 1870-1960.
      “*Low to Mid Slope Gable:

      These homes, featuring a lower sloped roof style, are in many cases steep gabled houses that have been cut down for ease of roof maintenance.”

      10-The Saltbox House
      “Here as well as there the long, low pitched roof was to partially deflect the effects of snow and rain.”

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