Cape Sharp Lighthouse 

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CAPE SHARP - Light Details

  • Location: South end of cape, entrance to Parrsboro Harbour
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1989
  • Began: 1886
  • Year Lit: 1886
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1992)

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1904 - compressed air diaphone fog signal established
    1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, occulting white (10s), 13m
  • 1930 - diaphone fog signal, seperate building - 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1992 - occulting white (10s), 4th order dioptric lens, electric, fog horn

Highlights

  • County: Cumberland
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Minas Basin
  • Scenic Drive: Glooscap Trail
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Occulting White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 035 ft
  • Height Above Water: 060 ft
  • Latitude: 45~21~52.2
  • Longitude: 64~23~31.5
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3