Sambro Harbour Lighthouse

© Kathy Brown


Sambro Harbour Lighthouse Locator Map


Old Lighthouse

© Courtesy Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
From the NSARM DOT Collection


SAMBRO HARBOUR - Light Details

  • Location: On Bull Point, southwest side of entrance
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1961
  • Began: 1899
  • Year Lit: 1899
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Green (1990)
  • Tower Height: 032ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 034ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 1941 - 7th order dioptric lens, fixed red, 7m, 33ft, 38ft
  • 1966 - 1970 - elevation reduced from 38 to 34 feet, maybe new tower
  • 1989 - alteration of some form
  • 1992 - electric lantern

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Halifax Metro
  • Body of Water: Sambro Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Halifax / Dartmouth
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Green (1990)
  • Tower Height: 032 ft
  • Height Above Water: 034 ft
  • Latitude: 44~28~30.0
  • Longitude: 63~35~45.5
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

info@nslps.com

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1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3