Grand Passage Lighthouse

At this time, the lighthouse was a Canadaian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Base.

Photo - © Kathy Brown, Grand Passage Lighthouse c. 1997


Grand Passage Lighthouse Locator Map


GRAND PASSAGE I - Light Details

  • Location: North point of Brier Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1901
  • Year Lit: 1901
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 034ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 062ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1904 - fog bell established
  • 1922 - 5th order dioptric lens, group flashing white (15s), 15m
  • 1941 - 5th order dioptric lens, fixed red, 8m - 1948 - fog horn established
  • 1964 - 1966 - replaced by present tower between these dates

GRAND PASSAGE II - Light Details

  • Location: North point of Brier 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 1988
  • Began: 1965
  • Year Lit: 1965
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white, attached to fog signal building
  • Light Characteristic: 1992: Flashing Red. 2009: Flashing White, Flash 0.3 sec; eclipse 9.7 sec.
  • Light Height: 056ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1964 - 1966 - replaced tower of 1901
  • 1992 - 5th order dioptric lens, flashing red (10s), fog signal
  • presently houses Coast Guard lifeboat crew

Highlights

  • County: Digby
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Grand Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: 1992: Flashing Red. 2009: Flashing White, Flash 0.3 sec; eclipse 9.7 sec.
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water: 056 ft
  • Latitude: 44~17~13.5
  • Longitude: 66~20~31.2
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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