Cape Sharp Lighthouse

Lighthouse Details
45° 21' 52.2'' N    -64° 23' 31.5'' W
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45° 21' 52.2'' N    -64° 23' 31.5'' W    Google Map

CAPE SHARP - Light Details


Location:South end of cape, entrance to Parrsboro Harbour
Standing:This light is still standing.
Operating:This light is operational
Automated:All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
Date Automated:Automated by 1989
Began:1886
Year Lit:1886
Structure Type:Tapered square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
Light Characteristic:Occulting White (1992)
Tower Height:035ft feet high.
Light Height:060ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


  • 1904 - compressed air diaphone fog signal established
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, occulting white (10s), 13m
  • 1930 - diaphone fog signal, seperate building - 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1992 - occulting white (10s), 4th order dioptric lens, electric, fog horn