Balache Point Rear Range Light

Lighthouse Details
45° 38' 57.8'' N    -61° 24' 59.6'' W
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BALACHE POINT II - Light Details


Light Type:Rear Range Light
Location:Range Light at the North end of the Canso Lock
Standing:This light is still standing.
Operating:This light is operational
Automated:All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
Date Automated:Automated by 1993
Began:1963
Year Lit:1963
Structure Type:Tapered square wood tower, white, red stripe, red lantern. Front Range Light is a skeleton tower, 1991.
Light Characteristic:Fixed Yellow (1990)
Tower Height:022ft feet high.
Light Height:046ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1973 - automated by this date (probably 1963), alteration this year
  • 1990 - electric lantern, seasonal (Apr-Dec)
  • 1991 - rear replaced by skeleton tower