Caribou Lighthouse


CARIBOU I - Light Details

  • Location: On Caribou Point, NE end of Gull Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1868
  • Year Lit: 1868
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving White (1883)
  • Tower Height: 026ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 035ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, revolving white (60s)
  • 1916 - replaced by second tower

CARIBOU II - Light Details

  • Location: On Caribou Point, NE end of Gull Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1916
  • Year Lit: 1916
  • Structure Type: Lantern, red, on roof of square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 038ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 040ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1916 - replaced original tower of 1868
  • 1922 - 1941 - catatropic long focus lens, group flashing white (24s)
  • 1941 - 1955 - fog signal established - 1968 - in operation, fog signal
  • 1968 - 1970 - replaced by present tower between these dates

CARIBOU III - Light Details

  • Location: On Caribou Point, NE end of Gull Island
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1990
  • Began: 196x
  • Year Lit: 196x
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white, on concrete building, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Light Height: 044ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1968 - 1970 - replaced second tower of 1916 between these dates
  • 1973 - still staffed - 1986 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - 4th order dioptric lens, mercury vapour, electric lantern
  • 1992 - flashing white (24s), fog signal

Highlights

  • County: Pictou
  • Region: Northumberland Shore
  • Body of Water: Caribou Channel
  • Scenic Drive: Sunrise Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water: 044ft
  • Latitude: 45~45~52.2
  • Longitude: 62~40~50.4
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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