Fishermans Harbour Lighthouse

Fishermans Harbour Lighthouse was a white, wooden frame structure set on a spit of gravel and rock at the entrance to the harbour. The original structure was dismantled in 2011 and replaced by a skeleton tower.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Edward M. Langille


FISHERMANS HARBOUR - Light Details

  • Location: On beach, south side of harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1941
  • Began: 1905
  • Year Lit: 1905
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - slightly different position listed
  • 1922 - 1941 - 7th order dioptric lens, fixed red, 27ft, 25ft
  • 1941 - seasonal operation (Apr - Dec) - 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1984 - alteration of some form - 1990 - 1992 - electric lantern
  • April, 2011: dismantled and burnt on the shore by Coast Guard. Replaced with a skeleton tower.

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Fishermans Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)
  • Tower Height: 023 ft
  • Height Above Water: 025 ft
  • Latitude: 45~06~42.0
  • Longitude: 61~40~41.1
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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