Cape Negro Island Lighthouse

Photo - © Courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Panorama, Cape Negro Island Lighthouse
There was once a fishplant and a community here, but now only the lighthouse remains.

Cape Negro Island Lighthouse Locator Map


CAPE NEGRO ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: Southeast end of island, off Negro Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1872
  • Year Lit: 1872
  • Structure Type: Tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving White (1883)
  • Tower Height: 029ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 048ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, alternating white & red (60s)
  • 1887 - alteration of some form
  • 1913 - hand fog horn established
  • 1915 - replaced by present tower

CAPE NEGRO ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: Southeast end of island, off Negro Harbour
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1915
  • Year Lit: 1915
  • Structure Type: Octagonal concrete tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 042ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 091ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1915 - replaced original tower of 1872
  • 1922 - catatropic long focus lens, group flashing white (24s), hand fog horn
  • 1941 - group flahsing white (15s) - 1973 - automated prior to this date
  • 1990 - 1992 - electric lantern, mercury vapour, fog horn in operation

Highlights

  • County: Shelburne
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Negro Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 042 ft
  • Height Above Water: 091 ft
  • Latitude: 43~30~26.2
  • Longitude: 65~20~44.2
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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