Lighthouse in a Wheatfield
Saskatchewan has an area of 651,900 square kilometres (252,700 square miles) and a population of just under 1 million. Most of its population lives in the southern part of the province. Wheat is the most familiar crop, and perhaps the one stereotypically associated with the province. An aid for navigation and pilotage at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire. More primitive navigational aids were once used such as a fire on top of a hill or cliff. The lighthouse located in Cochin, however, is more of a tourist attraction than anything else. It is the only lighthouse in the province, and, while it is functional, serves only as a unique vantage point at which to view the town of Cochin and the nearby Jackfish Lake.