Eddy Point Lighthouse

This tower was removed by the Coast Guard in 2003. 2004 - there is no light at this station.

Photo - © Courtesy Jim and Sarah Herbison


Third Lighthouse

A close-up view of Eddy Point Light Station with the the third lighthouse.

Photo - © Courtesy Jim and Sara Herbison


Postcard

Eddy Point Light Station with the the third lighthouse, built in 1929.

Photo - © Courtesy Jim and Sara Herbison


Eddy Point Lighthouse Locator Map


EDDY POINT I - Light Details

  • Location: On Sand Point, south entrance to Strait of Canso
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1850
  • Year Lit: 1851
  • Structure Type: Lanterns in windows of white building, black diamond
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1883)
  • Light Height: 025ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - listed as South Entrance (Canso Gut)
  • 1883 - catatropic lens, two fixed white lights, 8 yards apart
  • 1895 - replaced by second tower

EDDY POINT II - Light Details

  • Location: On Sand Point, south entrance to Strait of Canso
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1895
  • Year Lit: 1895
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 044ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 055ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1895 - replaced original tower of 1851
  • 1922 - 5th order dioptric lens, hand fog horn
  • 1929 - replaced by third tower

EDDY POINT III - Light Details

  • Location: On Sand Point, south entrance to Strait of Canso
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1929
  • Year Lit: 1929
  • Structure Type: Lantern, white, on roof of square dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1943)
  • Light Height: 038ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1929 - replaced original tower, west of original site
  • 1930 - diaphone fog signal in operation - 1938 - fog signal building erected
  • 1943 - 5th order dioptric lens - 1955 - 1962 - elevation changed to 44 feet
  • 1968 - 1971 - fog signal in operation - 1989 - replaced by present tower

EDDY POINT IV - Light Details

  • Location: On Sand Point, south entrance to Strait of Canso
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1979
  • Began: 1989
  • Year Lit: 1989
  • Structure Type: Circular fibreglass tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 028ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 039ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1989 - replaced thord tower of 1929
  • 1992 - electric lantern, mercury vapour
  • 2003 - removed by Coast Guard

Lightkeepers for Eddy Point Lighthouse

  • Mundell, Joseph XXXX1857XX
  • Guptill, Jim 1987-1988

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Strait of Canso
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 028 ft
  • Height Above Water: 039 ft
  • Latitude: 45~31~30
  • Longitude: 61~15~12
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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