Sandy Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse Details
43° 41' 30'' N    -65° 19' 36'' W
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SANDY POINT - Light Details


Light Type:Cassion Light
Location:East side of entrance to Shelburne Harbour, originally on a pier
Standing:This light is still standing.
Operating:This light is operational
Automated:All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
Date Automated:Automated by 1980
Decommissioned:This light has been decommissioned.
Began:1873
Year Lit:1873
Structure Type:Tapered square wood tower, white, concrete base
Light Characteristic:Fixed Red (1990)
Tower Height:044ft feet high.
Light Height:047ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1880 - alteration - 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, fixed red, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - hand fog signal in answer to vessels
  • 1960 - 1965 - fog signal in operation
  • 1965 - 1990 - fog horn discontinued - 1990 - electric lantern
  • c. 1999 - decommissioned