Horton Bluff Lighthouse Front Range Light

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Early History
In1883, the Horton Lighthouse was a typical combination keeper's house and lighthouse constructed of timber.

Later History
The 1960's keepers house at Horton Bluff.

The Lighthouse Today
In1992 the light was electric and fixed green. The current light is the front beacon of a set of range lights. It is a square concrete tower attached to the concrete equipment building. White tower, red stripe, rear Toer is 29 feet. Light 88 feet above datum.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:Contributor: Kathy Brown
Photographs: Sources: NSLPS Database, letter from Dexter Kenfield
© Chirs Mills, Horton Bluff Lighthouse after 1984

The First Horton Bluff Lighthouse


Horton Bluff Lighthouse Keeper`s House


Horton Bluff Lighthouse Locator Map

The light is located on a bluff, at the west side entrance to the Avon River.


HORTON BLUFF I - Light Details

  • Location: On bluff, west side entrance to Avon River
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1851
  • Year Lit: 1851
  • Structure Type: Light from window of dwelling

HORTON BLUFF II - Light Details

  • Location: On bluff, west side entrance to Avon River
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1883
  • Year Lit: 1883
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached

HORTON BLUFF III - Light Details

  • Light Type: Front Range Light
  • Location: On bluff, west side entrance to Avon River
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1987
  • Began: 1984
  • Year Lit: 1984
  • Structure Type: White tower, red stripe. Front Range Light. Raer is skeleton tower.
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)
  • Tower Height: 029ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 088ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1984 - replaced second tower of 1883
  • 1992 - electric lantern, fog signal

Lightkeepers for Horton Bluff Lighthouse Front Range Light

King, Robert XXXX1857XX

Highlights

  • County: Kings
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Minas Basin
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)
  • Tower Height: 029 ft
  • Height Above Water: 088 ft
  • Latitude: 45~06~31.0
  • Longitude: 64~13~29.0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3