Black Rock Lighthouse

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Black Rock Lighthouse, 2002

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BLACK ROCK I - Light Details

  • Location: West of Canada Creek, south shore of Minas Channel
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1848
  • Year Lit: 1848
  • Structure Type: Lantern on roof of square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 035ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 045ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic light, fixed white, 12m, listed as Black Rock Point
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens
  • 1967 - replaced by present fiberglass tower

BLACK ROCK II - Light Details

  • Location: West of Canada Creek, south shore of Minas Channel
  • 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: 1967
  • Year Lit: 1967
  • Structure Type: Round fiberglass tower, white, two red horizontal bands
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 049ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1967 - 1973 - replaced original tower of 1848
  • 1973 - automated by this date - 1990 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - 4th order dioptric lens, flashing white (12s)

Black Rock Lighthouse Locator Map


Highlights

  • County: Kings
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Minas Channel
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034 ft
  • Height Above Water: 049 ft
  • Latitude: 45~10~13.2
  • Longitude: 64~45~42.6
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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1675 Lower Water Street
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