Gillis Point Lighthouse


GILLIS POINT I - Light Details

  • Location: On point, south entrance to Maskell's Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1973
  • Began: 1895
  • Year Lit: 1895
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red lantern, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1984)
  • Tower Height: 038ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 074ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1943 - 7th order dioptric lens, fixed white, 14m
  • 1972 - alteration of some form
  • 1973 - automated prior to this date - 1980 - seasonal (Apr-Dec)
  • 1984 - replaced by present tower

GILLIS POINT II - Light Details

  • Location: On point, south entrance to Maskell's 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 1984
  • Began: 1984
  • Year Lit: 1984
  • Structure Type: Square wood white tower
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 037ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 074ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1984 - replaced original tower of 1895
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (4s), seasonal (May-Dec)

Highlights

  • County: Victoria
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Bras d'Or Lakes
  • Scenic Drive: Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 037 ft
  • Height Above Water: 074 ft
  • Latitude: 46~01~22.7
  • Longitude: 60~46~36.0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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