Fort Point Lighthouse (LaHave River)

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44° 17' 15.84'' N    -64° 21' 6.23'' W
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     This is a lighthouse to visit. Visitor Info44° 17' 15.84'' N    -64° 21' 6.23'' W    Google Map

Fort Point Today

The lighthouse  was demolished in 1954. It was replaced by a light on a skeleton tower.

Fort Point is now a lit day mark.
Photograph courtesy Chris Mills
The skelton tower on Fort Point near the entrance to the LaHave River.

The 1940‘s keeper’s house was not demolished when the lighthouse was destroyed. It is now part of the Fort Point Museum run by the Lunenburg County Historical Society. An addition to commemorate the lighthouse that once stood here has been added to the museum.*

© Kathy Brown

© Chris Mills

The 1940's keeper's house at Fort Point (LaHave River). The double doors are likely a modification of the original house. Fort Point (LaHave River) left to right: former keeper's house, now a museum, shed, addition, small replica of a "pepperpot" type lighthouse.
The Fort Point Museum showcases 400 years of local history. It is located on a beautiful property with water on three sides, the LaHave River, Dublin Bay and Lily Pond. In addition to the museum and lighthouse, the site has a French garden, a Mi'kmaq Village, historical panels, an outdoor stage, a beach, and picnic tables. The museum is open from June to September. Many events are held throughout the season, including a lobster supper at the end of May, the Mi'kmaq Acadian Festival in August and the LaHave River Folk Festival on the Labour Day Weekend.
 *Please note that there is a Fort Point Lighthouse in the town of Liverpool. You can find out about it on this website. Select “Fort Point Lighthouse (Liverpool)” in the “Pick a Lighthouse” menu.

1876 William Palmer
1878 W. Howard Palmer
1935 H. Richards
1941  Dawson Wilkie
1941 Mrs. Effie Mae Wilkie

Lunenburg County Historical Society and Kathy Brown