McNabs Island Lighthouse Rear Range Light

Photo - © Courtesy Joan McGregor, McNabs Island Lighthouse in Later Years
The lighthouse was automated in 1959. It was torn down in 1973.


Lighthouse, 1940's

Photo - © Courtesy Joan McGregor
McNabs Island Lighthouse in the 1940`s. A Lost Lighthouse.
Colin Cleveland, Joan McGregor`s father, was the lightkeeper when this phtot was taken.


McNabs Island Lighthouse Locator Map


MCNABS ISLAND RANGES REAR - Light Details

  • Light Type: Rear Range Light
  • Location: On top of Battery Point hill, west side of island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1959
  • Began: 1903
  • Year Lit: 1903
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, on dwelling, red stripe
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 049ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 132ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - catatropic lens, fixed white - 1937 - light changed to fixed red
  • 1941 - catatropic lens - 1943 - light changed to fixed green
  • 1959 - converted to electricity, automated - 1969 - light changed to fixed red
  • 1973 - replaced by skeleton tower - 1976 - structure torn down

Lightkeepers for McNabs Island Lighthouse Rear Range Light

  • Doody, J. 1903-1905
  • Lynch, M. 1905-1932
  • Cleveland, Colin W. 1932-1957
  • Lumsden, B.J. 1957
  • Eddy, W. 1957-1959

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Halifax Metro
  • Body of Water: Halifax Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Halifax / Dartmouth
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 049 ft
  • Height Above Water: 132 ft
  • Latitude: 44~37~00
  • Longitude: 63~32~12
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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