Liscomb Lighthouse


LISCOMB I - Light Details

  • Location: On Cranberry Point, southwest end of island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1872
  • Year Lit: 1872
  • Structure Type: Combined tower abd dwelling
  • Light Height: 064ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1872 - white dwelling with square tower

LISCOMB II - Light Details

  • Location: On Cranberry Point, southwest end of island
  • 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: 1921
  • Year Lit: 1921
  • Structure Type: Octagonal concrete tower, white, red iron lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 045ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 072ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1921 - replaced original tower of 1872
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, flashing white & red, hand fog horn
  • 1960 - 1965 - fog signal sounded from lighthouse
  • 1990 - electric lantern, mercury vapour

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Liscomb Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 045 ft
  • Height Above Water: 072 ft
  • Latitude: 44~59~15.8
  • Longitude: 61~57~58.4
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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