Apple River Lighthouse

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APPLE RIVER I - Light Details

  • Location: On Cape Capstan, (Hetty Point), north entrance
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1848
  • Year Lit: 1848
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white, on roof of dwelling
  • Tower Height: 045ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 064ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1857 - 2 lights from west end windows, catatropic lenses
  • 1870 - replaced by second tower

APPLE RIVER II - Light Details

  • Location: On Cape Capstan, (Hetty Point), north entrance
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1870
  • Year Lit: 1870
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, lantern on roof of dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 045ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 075ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1870 - replaced original tower of 1848, 100ft SSE from old tower
  • 1874 - fixed white - 1889 - fog signal established - 1922 - 45ft, 64ft
  • 1922 - 1941 - 5th order dioptric lens, steam fog signal - 1930 - same tower,45ft
  • 1966 - 1970 - replaced by present tower between these dates

APPLE RIVER III - Light Details

  • Location: On Cape Capstan, northern entrance
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1973
  • Began: c. 1965
  • Year Lit: c. 1965
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white, on fog signal building
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 035ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 071ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1966 - 1970 - replaced second tower of 1870 between these dates
  • 1990 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (4s)
  • 1992 - fog signal discontinued by this year

Lightkeepers for Apple River Lighthouse

Lewis, Gauis - XXXX 1857 XX

Highlights

  • County: Cumberland
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Chignecto Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Glooscap Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 035 ft
  • Height Above Water: 071 ft
  • Latitude: 45~28~24
  • Longitude: 64~51~22.9
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3