Peter Island Lighthouse

This lighthouse is on an island in the middle of a channel with heavy tidal rips.

Photo: © Kathy Brown

Peter Island Lighthouse after painting in 2007

This paint job deteriorated quickly.

Peter Island Lighthouse, January, 2009

The paint is in almost the condition it was before the building was painted in 2007!

Photos: © Chirs Mills

Peter Island Lighthouse Locator Map


PETER ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: On island, south entrance to Grand Passage
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1850
  • Year Lit: 1850
  • Structure Type: Twin lanterns, from square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1883)
  • Light Height: 040ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - twin fixed white lights, 24 feet apart, catatropic lens
  • 1909 - replaced by present tower

PETER ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: On island, south entrance to Grand Passage
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1984
  • Began: 1909
  • Year Lit: 1909
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing Yellow (1992)
  • Tower Height: 044ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 062ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1909 - replaced original tower of 1850
  • 1922 - 1941 - 5th order dioptric lens, fixed white, 13m, hand fog horn
  • 1992 - flashing yellow (5s), 4th order lens, electric

Highlights

  • County: Digby
  • Region: Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
  • Body of Water: Grand Passage
  • Scenic Drive: Evangeline Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing Yellow (1992)
  • Tower Height: 044 ft
  • Height Above Water: 062 ft
  • Latitude: 44~15~26.4
  • Longitude: 66~20~15.3
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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