Fort Point Lighthouse (Liverpool)

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Fort Point Lighthouse (Liverpool) Scenic Route: Lighthouse Route
County: Queens

44° 02' 36'' N
-64° 42' 26'' W

Season:Mid-May - Mid-October

Hours:Hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily, except July and August 9am - 8pm daily

Description:Liverpool's distinctive "hunchbacked" light is the third-oldest surviving lighthouse in Nova Scotia and marked the town's inner harbour from 1855 until the Coast Guard turned it off in 1989. The light had a resident keeper until 1964. His duties included the sounding of a hand-cranked fog horn in answer to signals from vessels during "thick" weather. The lighthouse and attached dwelling have been restored to show life in the era of the last keeper. Climb the lighthouse for a view of Liverpool Bay, and try your hand at the crank fog horn. The museum is staffed by interpreters in period costume and features Maritime and Privateering history. Browse the gift shop for local crafts, folk art, collectibles, and unique souvenirs of the lighhthouse.

Parking available. Disabled persons can get close to lighthouse Picnic tables available. Washrooms available. Entrance by donation. Guides or information boards. Fog horn. Scenic location.