Ile Haute Lighthouse

Light. - lle Haute light is shown from a skeleton tower, 40 feet (12 m) high, situated on the highest point of the island.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: "Sailing Directions, Nova Scotia (Atlantic Coast) and Bay of Fundy," First Edition, 1990, Dept of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, Canada
Photo - © Courtesy Fundy Geological Museum, Ile Haute Lighthouse, 1954

Ile Haute Lighthouse Locator Map

Minas Channel, the approach to Minas Basin, is entered between Morden and Cape Chignecto, situated 13.5 miles north. Cape Chignecto, the SW extreme of the promontory dividing Minas Channel from Chignecto Bay, is a bold, conspicuous headland. The land near the cape rises rapidly to over 700 feet (213 m).

lie Haute, 320 feet (97 m) high, is situated about 5 miles SSW of Cape Chignecto; there are cliffs all round the island except at the east and west ends. A stony spit extends about 0.4 mile ENE from the east end of the island, but elsewhere it is clear of dangers. There is an anchorage in 12 fathoms (21.9 m) about 0.3 mile north of the east point of the island. There are tide rips close north and south of the island.


ILE HAUTE I - Light Details

  • Location: On summit of island, entrance to Minas Channel
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1956
  • Began: 1878
  • Year Lit: 1878
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern, dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 053ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 365ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic lens, flashing white
  • 1914 - hand fog horn established - 1922 - 1941 - catatropic long focus lens
  • 1930 - in operation, hand fog signal in operation
  • 1956 - tower burnt, replaced by skeleton tower

Lightkeepers for Ile Haute Lighthouse

  • Fullerton, John 1946-1956
  • Card, Capt. Nelson 1878 - 1889
  • Reid, Judson 1889 - 1904
  • Morris, Percy 1904 - 1941
  • Morris, Donald 1941 - 1946

Highlights

  • County: Cumberland
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Bay of Fundy
  • Scenic Drive: Glooscap Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 053 ft
  • Height Above Water: 365 ft
  • Latitude: 45~15~03.3
  • Longitude: 65~00~19.8
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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