There was never a lighthouse erected here.  However due to the frequent summer fogs in this area, fishermen campaigned for a horn on Rouse Point.  A tiny wooden building with an electric light on the seaward end of the roof was erected and a small electronic horn installed besides this building.


ROUSE POINT - Light Details

  • Location: Gabarus Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1983
  • Began: 1983
  • Year Lit: 1983
  • Structure Type: Small wooden building


  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Gabarus Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Fleur-de-lis Trail
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 45~50~35.0
  • Longitude: 60~07~56.8
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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C/O Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3