Sambro Lighthouse

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44° 26' 12.0'' N    -63° 33' 48.0'' W
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44° 26' 12.0'' N    -63° 33' 48.0'' W    Google Map

Sambro Lighthouse in 1999.
© Chirs Mills
Sambro Lighthouse in 1999.
Sambro Lighthouse is the oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the Americas. Legislation to establish the lighthouse was passed at the first session of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia in 1758

Contributor: Kathy Brown. Sources: The Sea Road to Halifax, Hugh F. Pullen; The Lighthouse, Dudley Whitney; Lighthouses and Lightships, Lee Chadwick; Rip Irwin, in conversation, and in articles in The Lightkeeper, newsletter of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society.

Sambro Lighthouse   Specs at a glance...

Body of WaterSambro Channel
RegionHalifax Metro
Scenic DriveHalifax / Dartmouth
Tower Height082ft
Height Above Water140ft
CharacteristicFlashing White (1992)
Still standing:True
Still operating:True