Neil Harbour Lighthouse


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NEIL HARBOUR - Light Details

  • Location: On outer part of Neil's Head
  • 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: 1899
  • Year Lit: 1899
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red octagonal lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 073ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1910 - hand fog horn established
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, 14m, hand fog horn, seasonal (Apr-Jan)
  • 1955 - 1962 - fog signal discontinued between these dates
  • 1984 - alteration - 1992 - electric lantern, mercury vapour, seasonal (May-Nov)

Highlights

  • County: Victoria
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Neils Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Cabot Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034 ft
  • Height Above Water: 073 ft
  • Latitude: 46~48~23.3
  • Longitude: 60~19~11.0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3