Mosher Island Lighthouse

A round fiberglass tower.

Early History

The first lighthouse was 37 feet high, a lantern on the roof of a square wood dwelling, which was painted white. The later lighthouse was a wooden "pepperpot" type, painted white with a red lantern.

Later History

In 1989 the light was automated. It was still in good condition - it just needed a coat of paint, but it was replaced by a fiberglass tower. In1990 the "pepperpot" light was pulled over and burned by the Coast Guard.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Contributors: Mosher Island Lighthouse Preservation Society, Kathy Brown
Sources: NSLPS Database, Mosher Island Lighthouse Preservation Society brochure

The Light Today

The keeper's houses remain at this automated and de-staffed station. The Mosher Island Preservation Society was formed in 1996 with the goal of preserving, protecting and promoting the Mosher Island Lighthouse property. The society has filed a proposal for preservation and sensitive development with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Photo: © Mary Smith

Mosher Island Lighthouse Locator Map

Located on the east side of the island, at the west entrance to the LaHave River


MOSHER ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: East side of island, west entrance to LaHave River
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1868
  • Year Lit: 1868
  • Structure Type: Lantern on roof of square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 037ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 076ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 5th order dioptric lens, roof of dwelling, 26ft, 55ft
  • 1930 - lantern on dwelling roof, may be different tower, hand fog horn
  • 1960 - 1965 - square tower, red lantern
  • 1990 - destroyed and burnt, replaced by fiberglass tower

MOSHER ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: East side of island, west entrance to LaHave River
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1953
  • Year Lit: 1953
  • Structure Type: Square tapered wooden tower with red lantern

MOSHER ISLAND III - Light Details

  • Location: 'East side of island, west entrance to LaHave River
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1991
  • Began: 1989
  • Year Lit: 1989
  • Structure Type: Circular fiberglass with red lantern

Lightkeepers for Mosher Island Lighthouse

Moser, Henry XXXX1878XX

Highlights

  • County: Lunenburg
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: LaHave River
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 44~14~14.6
  • Longitude: 64~18~59.1
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

info@nslps.com

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1675 Lower Water Street
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