Cape St. Mary`s Lighthouse

For local tourist information, go to Cape-Saint-Mary-Lighthouse-Park .

  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1988
  • Began: 1965
  • Year Lit: 1965
  • Structure Type: Square concrete tower, white, on fog signal building. This may actually be the thrd lighthouse on this station.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1965 - replaced second tower, doesn't show as changed until after 1966
  • 1973 - still manned at this time - 1990 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - catatropic lens, electric lantern, flashing white (5s), fog signal
Photo - © Chirs Mills, Cape St. Mary`s Lighthouse

Old Lighthouse


Cape St. Marys Lighthouse Locator Map


CAPE ST. MARYS I - Light Details

  • Location: End of cape, east entrance to St. Marys Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1868
  • Year Lit: 1868
  • Structure Type: Tapered octagonal wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving Red (1883)
  • Tower Height: 046ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 100ft feet above water level

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, alternating red & white (30s)
  • 1914 - fog signal established
  • 1883 - 1922 - replaced by second tower between these dates

CAPE ST. MARYS II - Light Details

  • Location: End of cape, east entrance to St. Marys Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Structure Type: Tapered octagonal wood tower, white, red lantern,possibly replaced first lighthouse by 1922.
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 052ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 103ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - 1922 - replaced original tower between these dates
  • 1922 - 1941 - catatropic lens, group flashing white (24s), diaphone fog signal
  • 1964 - fog signal in operation

Highlights

  • County: Digby
  • Region: Yarmouth & Acadian Shore
  • Body of Water: St. Marys Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 029 ft
  • Height Above Water: 104 ft
  • Latitude: 44~05~09.2
  • Longitude: 66~12~39.6
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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