PUBNICO HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE

Pubnico Harbour Lighthouse
A fine example of a fiberglass tower with concrete fog equipment building to the right.
Photo - © Kathy Brown


Location


PUBNICO HARBOUR I - Light Details

  • Location: End of Beach Point, east entrance to harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1854
  • Year Lit: 1854
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, walkway to dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1883)
  • Light Height: 028ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1854 - light red - 1862 - changed to white
  • 1883 - catatropic light
  • 1912 - in operation, from postcard
  • 1889 - replaced by second tower

PUBNICO HARBOUR II - Light Details

  • Location: End of Beach Point, east entrance to harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1889
  • Year Lit: 1889
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, enlarged lantern, red
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 040ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 041ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1889 - replaced original tower of 1854 - 1922 - 7th order lens, fixed white
  • 1926 - changed to 4th order lens,occulting white (10s) - 1941 - same as 1926
  • 1954 - hurricane Edna submerged causeway, flooded tower and dwelling
  • 1971 - 1982 - replaced by skeleton tower

PUBNICO HARBOUR III - Light Details

  • Location: End of Beach Point, east entrance to harbour
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1987
  • Began: 1984
  • Year Lit: 1984
  • Structure Type: Circular fibreglass tower, white, red band
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 029ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 040ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1982 - 1990 - replaced third (skeleton) tower between these dates
  • 1990 - electric lantern, occulting white (10s)

Lightkeepers for Pubnico Harbour Lighthouse


Amiero, Maturin XXXX1857XX

Highlights

  • County: Yarmouth
  • Region: Yarmouth & Acadian Shore
  • Body of Water: Pubnico Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Occulting White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 029 ft
  • Height Above Water: 040 ft
  • Latitude: 43~35~53.4
  • Longitude: 65~46~55.6
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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