Kidston Island Lighthouse

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46° 05' 53.3'' N    -60° 44' 31.3'' W
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KIDSTON ISLAND - Light Details


Location:Northeast point of island, entrance to Baddeck
Standing:This light is still standing.
Operating:This light is operational
Automated:All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
Date Automated:Automated by 1960
Began:1875
Year Lit:1875
Structure Type:Square wood tower, white, octagonal red lantern
Light Characteristic:Fixed Red (1922)
Tower Height:050ft feet high.
Light Height:048ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1908 - alteration of some form
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens
  • 1930 - listed at 50ft, fog horn in answer to vessels
  • 1941 - in operation