There are a lot of lighthouses in Nova Scotia, but Larry Peyton has made it his personal mission to document each and every one.
Since Labour Day, Peyton and his partner Cory Webb have taken 34 stunning drone videos of lighthouses around Nova Scotia, with more videos planned.
Here are some of the beautiful shots they're getting from around the province.
Peyton got started with a video of the Low Point lighthouse, where he met a member of the lighthouse's preservation society who explained the precarious state of the historic landmark.
Wanting to do more, Peyton set out to document all the province's 175 or so lighthouses. Although he still considers it a hobby, he says he also wants to raise awareness of the province's lighthouses and make sure they're properly funded and maintained.
One of the biggest challenges is actually figuring out which of Nova Scotia's lighthouses are still fully functioning, and which ones have been replaced by skeletal towers that nobody maintains regularly.
“Flying-wise, my biggest enemies are precipitation and wind, which there’s a lot of on the east coast of Canada.”
“These lighthouses aren’t only historically significant for mariner history, but also to Canada as a whole and certainly to East Coasters.”
Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B
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