Country Island Lighthouse


COUNTRY ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: South shore of island, approaches to Country Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1873
  • Year Lit: 1873
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red bands, dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 037ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 063ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - listed as Green Island, catatropic lens, fixed white, 12m
  • 1922 - catatropic long focus lens, group flashing white (20s), 28ft, 51ft
  • 1927 - alteration, light raised 12 feet - 1941 - same lens as 1921
  • 1968 - replaced by present tower

COUNTRY ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: South shore of island, approaches to Country 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 1986
  • Began: 1968
  • Year Lit: 1968
  • Structure Type: Octagonal concrete tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 045ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 054ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1968 - replaced tower of 1873
  • 1991 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - electric lantern, fog signal

Lightkeepers for Country Island Lighthouse

Guptill, Jim 1966-1974

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Country Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 045 ft
  • Height Above Water: 054 ft
  • Latitude: 45~05~59.8
  • Longitude: 61~32~31.9
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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