Boars Head Lighthouse

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Boars Head Lighthouse (Tiverton) c. 1995

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BOARS HEAD I - Light Details

  • Location: North of Tiverton, NW entrance to Petite Passage
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1864
  • Year Lit: 1864
  • Structure Type: Lantern, red on roof of dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 033ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 070ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic light, revolving red & white (60s), 10m
  • 1914 - fog signal established
  • 1922 - 1941 - 5th order dioptric lens, flashing white (15s), diaphone fog signal
  • 1941 - catatropic lens - 1941 - 1960 - replaced between these dates

BOARS HEAD II - Light Details

  • Location: North of Tiverton, NW entrance to Petit Passage
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1987
  • Began: 195x
  • Year Lit: c. 1955
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 035ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 060ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1941 - 1960 - replaced original tower of 1864
  • 1960 - 1964 - listed as square wood dwelling, elevation 50ft
  • 1987 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - 4th order dioptric lens, flashing white (12s)

Boars Head Lighthouse (Tiverton) Locator Map

Highlights

  • County: Digby
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Petit Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 035 ft
  • Height Above Water: 060 ft
  • Latitude: 44~24~14.5
  • Longitude: 66~12~55.0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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