Battery Point Breakwater Lighthouse

Battery Point breakwater light is shown at an elevation of 22 feet (6.7 m) from a white square tower, on the outer end of the breakwater. A fog signal of one blast every 20 seconds is sounded from Battery Point; the horn points 130'.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Sailing Directions, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Coast) and Bay of Fundy, First Edition, 1990, Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, Canada, Photo - © Courtesy Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Battery Point Breakwater Lighthouse Map Locator Map


BATTERY POINT I - Light Details

  • Location: On point, eastern entrance to Lunenburg Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1864
  • Year Lit: 1864
  • Structure Type: Lantern on roof of dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1883)
  • Light Height: 050ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens
  • 1883 - 1922 - replaced by second tower, maybe new tower built on roof

BATTERY POINT II - Light Details

  • Location: On point, eastern entrance to Lunenburg Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1937
  • Year Lit: 1937
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, on dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 024ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 081ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - 1922 - replaced original tower of 1864, maybe new tower built on roof
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - listed as square wood building, 24 ft, hand fog horn
  • 1944 - 1960 - discontinued between these dates


BATTERY POINT III - Light Details

  • Light Type: Breakwater Light
  • Location: Outer end of breakwater, east side of Lunenburg
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1951
  • Year Lit: 1951
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Light Height: 025ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1937 - mechanical fog bell established
  • 1941 - 6th order dioptric lens, fixed red, fog bell
  • 1960 - 1965 - fog horn sounded from tower
  • 1990 - 1992 - fog horn in operation, electric lantern

Highlights

  • County: Lunenburg
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Lunenburg Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water: 025 ft
  • Latitude: 44~21~37
  • Longitude: 64~17~46.7
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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