Swallowtail Lightstation is the first thing you see as you approach Grand Manan Island by ferry. The wonderful panoramic view of the coastline coupled with this historic, old wooden lighthouse makes this a perfect setting for photographers, artists and sightseers.
This is a definite "must-see"! Swallowtail is the most photographed lighthouse in New Brunswick.
Established in 1860 and altered in 1980, this active lighthouse still has its original tower, one of only a handful of remaining wooden light towers in Canada and has been recognized by the Federal Heritage Building Review Office.
This is an excellent spot to watch the sunrise, see the ferry as it passes by, or to check out the interesting rock formations. You can also have a good look into the "Cora Belle" and "Intruder" herring weirs (fish traps located below the rock cliffs). Watch the water for seals, Harbour porpoises and whales.
Access to the lighthouse is by footbridge and narrow walking path, 100 m (328 ft.) long.
Route 1, Exit 60, to Blacks Harbour, take ferry to Grand Manan Island. Turn right from ferry, left on Old Airport Road and right on Lighthouse Road to the end.