Bunker Island Lighthouse

Bunker Island Lighthouse, 2005

`The Bug Light`

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Bunker Island Lighthouse Locator Map


BUNKER ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On reef, SW point of Bunker Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1873
  • Year Lit: 1874
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, on cassion
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 027ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 031ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1874 - 1883 - catatropic lens, fixed red, 10m, listed as Yarmouth Harbour
  • 1885 - fog bell established
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, fog bell in operation
  • 1924 - replaced by second tower (may have burnt)

BUNKER ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On reef, SW point of Bunker Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1924
  • Year Lit: 1924
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, on dwelling, white, on red cassion
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Light Height: 032ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1924 - replaced original tower of 1874 (may have burnt)
  • 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, mechanical fog bell
  • 1954 - hurricane Edna caused considerable damage
  • 1959 - replaced by present tower

BUNKER ISLAND III - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On reef, SW point of Bunker Island
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1984
  • Began: 1959
  • Year Lit: 1959
  • Structure Type: Square concrete tower, on engine room, white, on red cassion
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Tower Height: 030ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 032ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1959 - replaced second tower (doesn't show in pilot until 1962)
  • 1990 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - dioptric lens, electric lantern, fog signal in operation

Lightkeepers for Bunker Island Lighthouse

  • Doane, Mr. 1930
  • Cottreau, Jules 1930-1963
  • King, Earl 1963-1966
  • King, David 1966-1967
  • Manser, Charles 1967-1981

Highlights

  • County: Yarmouth
  • Region: Yarmouth & Acadian Shore
  • Body of Water: Yarmouth Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1992)
  • Tower Height: 030 ft
  • Height Above Water: 032 ft
  • Latitude: 43~48~44.6
  • Longitude: 66~08~36.2
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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