McNeil Beach Lighthouse

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Photo - © Courtesy Dr. Ron Stewart, McNeil Beach Lighthouse c. 2003


Light Today


McNeil Beach Lighthouse Locator Map


MCNEIL BEACH - Light Details

  • Location: On eastern shore of Great Bras d'Or
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1962
  • Began: 1884
  • Year Lit: 1884
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 033ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 031ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1909 - alteration of some form
  • 1922 - 6th order dioptric lens - 1930 - in operation
  • 1955 - 1962 - discontinued between these dates
  • 1990 - abandoned, still standing

Highlights

  • County: Victoria
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Great Bras d'Or
  • Scenic Drive: Bras d'Or Lakes Scenic Drive
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 033 ft
  • Height Above Water: 031 ft
  • Latitude: 46~13~54
  • Longitude: 60~29~12
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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