Green Island Lighthouse


GREEN ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: On summit of island, off Petit-de-Grat
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1865
  • Year Lit: 1865
  • Structure Type: Roof mounted on square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1943)
  • Tower Height: 031ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 111ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, revolving red & white, 70 feet elevation
  • 1922 - 1943 - catatropic long focus lens, group flashing white (15s), 16m
  • 1924 - air diaphone fog signal established
  • 1943 - long focus catatropic lens, group flashing white (15s)

GREEN ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: On summit of island, off Petit-de-Grat
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1968
  • Year Lit: 1968
  • Structure Type: Skeleton tower, enclosed stairway
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1984)
  • Tower Height: 042ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 119ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1968 - replaced original tower of 1865
  • 1968 - 1980 - fog signal in operation
  • 1987 - replaced by present tower

GREEN ISLAND III - Light Details

  • Location: On summit of island, off Petit-de-Grat
  • 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: 1987
  • Year Lit: 1987
  • Structure Type: Circular fiberglass tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 038ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 112ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1987 - replaced second tower of 1968
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (20s), fog signal

Highlights

  • County: Richmond
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Chedabucto Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Fleur-de-lis Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 038 ft
  • Height Above Water: 112 ft
  • Latitude: 45~28~41.3
  • Longitude: 60~53~57.6
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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