QUEENSPORT LIGHTHOUSE

© Kathy Brown
Queensport Lighthouse (Rook Island), 2005


Location


QUEENSPORT I - Light Details

  • Location: On Rook Island, entrance to Queensport Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1882
  • Year Lit: 1882
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 040ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 050ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - 6th order light, listed at entrance to Crow Harbour, fixed white, 12m
  • 1922 - 7th order dioptric lens, hand fog horn
  • 1955 - 1962 - replaced by present tower

QUEENSPORT II - Light Details

  • Location: On Rook Island, entrance to Queensport 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 1967
  • Began: 1937
  • Year Lit: 1937
  • Structure Type: Square wood building, white, red lantern on roof
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 041ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 054ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


1937 - replaced tower of 1882


Lightkeepers for Queensport Lighthouse

  • Ehler III, John 1882-1XXX
  • Hendsbee, Lawrence 1XXX-1XXX
  • Munro, Curtis 1XXX-1XXX
  • Carter, Frank 1XXX-1XXX
  • Jamieson, William 1XXX-1XXX
  • O'Leary, Alphonse 1XXX-1XXX
  • Carter, John 1XXX-1XXX
  • Matheson, Bill 19XX-19XX
  • O'Leary, Osborne 19XX-19XX
  • Creamer, Austin 19XX-19XX
  • Munro, Ainsley 19XX-1967

Highlights

  • County: Guysborough
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Chedabucto Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 041 ft
  • Height Above Water: 054 ft
  • Latitude: 45~20~52.6
  • Longitude: 61~16~18.9
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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