Berry Head Lighthouse

Berry Head Lighthouse Locator Map


BERRY HEAD I - Light Details

  • Light Type: Sector Light
  • Location: East point of head, W side entrance to Tor Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1876
  • Year Lit: 1876
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white & red stripes, black roof
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 036ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 051ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic llight, fixed red & white, 10m - 1909 - fog horn established
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, fixed red & white, hand fog horn
  • 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1978 - replaced by present tower

BERRY HEAD II - Light Details

  • Location: East point of head, W side entrance to Tor Bay
  • 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: 1978
  • Year Lit: 1978
  • Structure Type: Small square tower white, on wooden fog signal building
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 019ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 041ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1978 - replaced original tower of 1876
  • 1992 - electric lantern, mercury vapour, fog horn

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Tor Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 019 ft
  • Height Above Water: 041 ft
  • Latitude: 45~11~28.8
  • Longitude: 61~18~39.9
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3