Black Rock Point Lighthouse

Black Rock Point Lighthouse, 2005

© Kathy Brown

BLACK ROCK POINT I - Light Details

  • Location: South shore, entrance to Great Bras d'Or
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1868
  • Year Lit: 1868
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, attached dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 023ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 063ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, fixed white, 10m, elevation 45ft
  • 1922 - catatropic lens, 12m, red background, white cross, elevation 45ft
  • 1923 - 6th order dioptric lens installed - 1928 - hand fog horn established
  • 1941 - 1968 - 6th order dioptric lens, 63ft - 1978 - replaced by present tower

BLACK ROCK POINT II - Light Details

  • Location: South shore, entrance to Great Bras d'Or
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1990
  • Began: 1978
  • Year Lit: 1978
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white, with octagonal red lantern, on corner of engine room
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 075ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1978 - replaced original tower of 1868
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (5s), fog signal (seasonal May-Jan)

Black Rock Point Lighthouse Locator Map


Lightkeepers for Black Rock Point Lighthouse

Clotty, John XXX1857XX

Highlights

  • County: Victoria
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Great Bras d'Or
  • Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034 ft
  • Height Above Water: 075 ft
  • Latitude: 46~18~18.8
  • Longitude: 60~23~29.8
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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