Bear River Lighthouse

Bear River Lighthouse c. 1995

© Chris MillsBear

BEAR RIVER - Light Details

  • Location: On Winchester Point, western entrance to Bear River
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1973
  • Began: 1905
  • Year Lit: 1905
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Tower Height: 032ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 072ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - 7th order dioptric lens, 7m (1922 only)
  • 1941 - 1960 - height down from 72 - 69 feet - 1963 - alteration of some form
  • 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1992 - 7th order dioptric lens, electric lantern

Bear River Lighthouse Locator Map

Highlights

  • County: Digby
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Annapolis Basin
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Tower Height: 032 ft
  • Height Above Water: 072 ft
  • Latitude: 44~37~6
  • Longitude: 65~41~0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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