Isaacs Harbour Lighthouse

Photo - © Chris Mills, Isaacs Harbour Lighthouse c. 2001


Isaacs Harbour Lighthouse Locator Map


ISAACS HARBOUR I - Light Details

  • Location: Near Holly Point, west entrance to harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1874
  • Year Lit: 1874
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 080ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1874 - fixed red, 9m
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, group occulting white (40s), hand fog horn
  • 1929 - replaced by present light

ISAACS HARBOUR II - Light Details

  • Location: Near Holly Point, west entrance to harbour
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1929
  • Year Lit: 1929
  • Structure Type: Lantern, red, on roof of square white dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1990)
  • Tower Height: 042ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 082ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1930 - hand fog horn sounded
  • 1960 - 1965 - hand fog horn in answer to vessels
  • 1990 - electric lantern, mercury vapour

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Isaac's Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1990)
  • Tower Height: 042 ft
  • Height Above Water: 082 ft
  • Latitude: 45~09~54
  • Longitude: 61~39~42
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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