Marache Point Lighthouse

For local tourist information, go to Isle Madame Lighthouses .

Photo - © Lew Perry, Marache Point Lighthouse
The lighthouse seen through light fog.


Marache Point Lighthouse Locator Map


MARACHE POINT - Light Details

  • Location: South entrance to Arichat Harbour, Isle Madame
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1851
  • Year Lit: 1851
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 023ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 034ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1849 - local residents established a beacon
  • 1883 - catatropic light, 8m, listed as Arichat Harbour
  • 1922 - 5th order dioptric lens, fixed white, 8m, 25ft, 34ft, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - fog signal - 1973 - automated by this date

Lightkeepers for Marache Point Lighthouse

Coste, Joseph XXXX1857XX

Highlights

  • County: Richmond
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Arichat Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Fleur-de-lis Trail
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 023 ft
  • Height Above Water: 034 ft
  • Latitude: 45~28~50.3
  • Longitude: 61~02~04.6
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3