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CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE. The spring gales and scarcity of skilled labor have soeuowhat impeded work at the lig thouse. On one day, we are given to sniderstaund the strength of the wind was such that operations had to be entirely suspended; nevertheless considerable pro gress has boon made. The structure will beo of a meSt substantial character. Wlhether us regirds the material, or quality of work Ilainslhip, we cailot s00 that there is room for improvement. The first Courso above the surface ihas been completed and the second course cominlonced. The walls at this stagoe re six foot in thickness, and the carefully selected blocks of bluestonu shoie good n:asury, and appear to bo beadei nd kI :eyed in a wokhmnanliko man-i ner. Tie assistant-keepor's house, consist ing of seven roomSi is ailmnost ready for the wall plates, while the larger structuro of eight apartmcnts, for the keeper,is already about four feet abovO the foundations. Ioethl ouses are being built of thesamepick Sl bluestone as the lighthouso,--as hard as flint,-and the walls, which are eighteen inches thick, ought to be ample protection for the future residents in the most severe weather. Three cclented underground tanks are comploteod, ready to catch the rain water fro0m thu roofs and store it for do mestic purposes. At present the contrac tor is obliged to keep a horse and dray continually going between the works and a natural spring exuding fromi the cliffs and distant about a quarter of ia mile. The water is Alightly mineral to the taste, but good enough for drinking purposes. In a very short time the keepers' residlences will be roofed in; but we fancy from the appearance of things, that it will take qnito from seven to nine months before the aun sonry of the lighthouse is completed. Vhtt with contractors' wooden houses and omlices, limo and other sheds, stables, and seome dozen tenits, the place lihas tile appear ance on first approach of ni small village. Owing to the dray traffic the road to the lighthonus is now well defined. and even a stranger to the locality couhl hardly go astray, but for a considerable distance it is heavy pulling through loose sand. Excur sion parties who delight in wild scenery and an extonded and varied coast view, could hardly select a better spot within easy distanco to lpicnic. Some time ago tho Porthoul Gulardiun published the des criptive technicalities disclosedl by the plans and specilications. Our object in this brief notice is to record the progress which has since been mnade.