Sable Island West End Lighthouse

Sable Island West End Lighthouse Locator Map


SABLE ISLAND WEST END I - Light Details

  • Location: Near end of West Spit, Sable Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1872
  • Year Lit: 1872
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wooden white tower
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving White (1883)
  • Tower Height: 098ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 118ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1873 - 1878 - fog signal in operation
  • 1880 - 1883 - catatropic lens, revolving white (30s)
  • 1882 - tower moved about 1 mile to the east
  • 1888- replaced by second tower

SABLE ISLAND WEST END II - Light Details

  • Location: Near end of West Spit, Sable Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1888
  • Year Lit: 1888
  • Structure Type: Ferro-concrete octagonal tower, white
  • Tower Height: 097ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 117ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1888 - replaced original tower of 1873
  • 1917 - replaced by third tower
  • 1930 - still standing

SABLE ISLAND WEST END III - Light Details

  • Location: 1.75 miles east of West Spit
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1917
  • Year Lit: 1917
  • Structure Type: Steel skeleton tower, black, white watch room, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 107ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 110ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1917 - replaced second tower of 1888
  • 1922 - 1941 - 3rd order dioptric lens, flashing white (5s)
  • 1940 - moved about 2.25 miles - 1947 - moved about 1.25 miles
  • 1951 - replaced by fourth tower

SABLE ISLAND WEST END IV - Light Details

  • Location: About 3 miles east of West Point
  • 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: 1951
  • Year Lit: 1951
  • Structure Type: Square skeleton tower, black, white & red daymarks
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 085ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 105ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1951 - replaced third tower of 1917
  • 1992 - flashing white (15s), electric lantern
  • 1960 - 1965 - listed at 124ft, radiobeacon in operation

Lightkeepers for Sable Island West End Lighthouse

  • Dodd, James X
  • Blakeney, Capt. Joseph 19XX-19XX
  • Spears, Robert 19XX-1987

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 107 ft
  • Height Above Water: 110 ft
  • Latitude: 43~57~00
  • Longitude: 60~08~00
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

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