Main-A-Dieu Lighthouse


MAIN-A-DIEU I - Light Details

  • Location: On west end of Scatarie Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1965
  • Began: 1871
  • Year Lit: 1871
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1921)
  • Tower Height: 040ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 090ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1921 - 4th order dioptric lens, occulting white (10s), maybe 1921 date wrong. May be on second lighthouse.

MAIN-A-DIEU II - Light Details

  • Location: On west end of Scatarie Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1921
  • Year Lit: 1921
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, attached to dwelling
  • Tower Height: 032ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 081ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1930 - listed at 40ft, fog signal in answer to vessels

Highlights

  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Main-a-Dieu Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 46~00~13.6
  • Longitude: 59~47~41.0
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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