Canso Front Range Light

Photo - © Bob Crawford

CANSO RANGE LIGHTS FRONT - Light Details

  • Light Type: Front Range Light
  • Location: South of Lanigan Beach, south entrance to harbour
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1905
  • Year Lit: 1905
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - catatropic lens, livesaving station nearby
  • 1962 - in operation - 1964 - 1968 - elevation reduced from 46 - 40 feet

Canso Range Lights Locator Map


Lightkeepers for Canso Front Range Light

Ringer, Bill 1986 - 1996

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Canso Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941), Fixed Yellow (1992)
  • Tower Height: 032 ft
  • Height Above Water: 046 ft
  • Latitude: 45~19~56.2
  • Longitude: 60~58~45.6
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

info@nslps.com

C/O Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3