Sable Island East End Lighthouse

Sable Island East End Lighthouse Locator Map


SABLE ISLAND EAST END I - Light Details

  • Location: 1.5 miles from east end of island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1873
  • Year Lit: 1873
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wood tower, white & brown bands, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 081ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 123ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1873 - fog whistle established, destroyed in 1874
  • 1883 - 2nd order dioptric lens, fixed white, 86ft, 128ft, 17m
  • 1922 - 2nd order dioptric lens, group flashing white (18s)
  • 1935 - replaced by second tower

SABLE ISLAND EAST END II - Light Details

  • Location: 1.5 miles southwest of Northeast Dry Spit
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1960
  • Began: 1935
  • Year Lit: 1935
  • Structure Type: Steel framework tower, black, concrete base, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Light Height: 098ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1935 - replaced original tower of 1873
  • 1941 - 3rd order dioptric lens, group flashing white (15s), radio beacon
  • 1962 - 1964 - replaced by present tower during this time

SABLE ISLAND EAST END III - Light Details

  • Location: Southwest extremity of Northeast Dry Spit
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1960
  • Began: c. 1965
  • Year Lit: c. 1965
  • Structure Type: Square steel tower, sheathed, white & red stripes, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 059ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 118ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1962 - 1964 - replaced second tower of 1935, skeleton framework, 45ft
  • 1973 - 1982 - either framework removed or new tower erected
  • 1985 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - flashing (2) white (20s), electric lantern

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 059 ft
  • Height Above Water: 118 ft
  • Latitude: 43~57~35.9
  • Longitude: 59~47~26.4
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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