Cape George Lighthouse (Bras dOr Lakes)


CAPE GEORGE I (BRAS D'OR LAKES) - Light Details

  • Location: On cape, north entrance to St. Peter's Inlet
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1875
  • Year Lit: 1875
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 050ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - 6th order dioptric lens, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - 1968 - fog horn in answer to vessels - 1968 - 1970 - fog signal disc.
  • 1970 - in operation
  • 1950 - replaced by present tower

CAPE GEORGE II (BRAS D'OR LAKES) - Light Details

  • Location: On cape, north entrance to St. Peter's Inlet
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1973
  • Began: 1950
  • Year Lit: 1950
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 027ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 041ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1950 - replaced tower of 1875, automated prior to 1973
  • 1980 - listed at 31ft, 50ft, seasonal (Apr-Dec)
  • 1988 - alteration of some form, maybe lowered somehow
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (4s), seasonal (May-Dec)

Highlights

  • County: Richmond
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: St. Peter's Inlet
  • Scenic Drive: Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 027 ft
  • Height Above Water: 041 ft
  • Latitude: 45~44~05.2
  • Longitude: 60~48~38.1
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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