Guyon Island Lighthouse

Guyon Island Lighthouse Locator Map


GUYON ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: West end of island, entrance to Forchu Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1877
  • Year Lit: 1877
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red stripes, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1943)
  • Tower Height: 054ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 074ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, revolving red (30s), 12m
  • 1922 - 1943 - electric catatropic lens, group flashing white (20s)
  • 1923 - diaphone fog signal established - 1937 - alteration of some form
  • 1968 - elevation listed at 53 feet

GUYON ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: West end of island, entrance to Forchu Bay
  • 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: 1977
  • Year Lit: 1977
  • Structure Type: Octagonal white concrete tower
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
    Tower Height: 042ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 053ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1977 - replaced original tower
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (20s), fog signal

Lightkeepers for Guyon Island Lighthouse

Ringer, Bill 1973 -1975

Highlights

  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Forchu Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Fleur-de-lis Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 042 ft
  • Height Above Water: 053 ft
  • Latitude: 45~45~57.3
  • Longitude: 60~06~45.7
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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