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Friday, April 22, 2016

Captain Jacobson Park

I took one of the little harbour ferries down to West Bay Marina earlier this week and snapped this photo of the Captain Jacobson house. It is located on the shore of West Bay directly adjacent to the small park called Captain Jacobson Park. The house was built in 1893 by a sealing captain who used to anchor his fleet of sealing ships in West Bay. Although the house looks very attractive apparently the Captain preferred to live aboard a paddle-wheeler he beached on the shore below the house. I like the general shape of the house but what really appeals to me is all the intricate gingerbread work - the work of the Captain himself. The house has been undergoing restoration for some years now - you can see a photo I took of it in 2009 HERE.


William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful house. It stands out quite well against that sky.

JoJo said...

Love that house. The grounds are so lush too!