SCATARIE LIGHTHOUSE

Location


SCATARIE I - Light Details

  • Location: On Trap Rock, northeast point of Scaterie Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1839
  • Date Lit: Dec 01, 1839
  • Year Lit: 1839
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wood tower, white, circular red metal lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1883)
  • Tower Height: 073ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 090ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1833 - House Committee recommended construction of lighthouse
  • 1839 - lighthouse, lifesaving boat, fog gun established
  • 1883 - catatropic lens, occulting white (90s)
  • 1922 - 1943 - 2nd order dioptric lens, group flashing white (24s), diaphone

SCATARIE II - Light Details

  • Location: On east end of Scatarie Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: c. 1955
  • Year Lit: 1953
  • Structure Type: Steel skeleton tower
  • Light Height: 074ft feet above water level.
  • Skeleton Tower: This is a skeleton tower.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1955 - 1962 - replaced original tower
  • 1987 - replaced by present tower

SCATARIE III - Light Details

  • Location: On northeast point of Scaterie Island
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1987
  • Began: 1981
  • Year Lit: 1981
  • Structure Type: Square white tower on fog signal building
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 044ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 064ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1987 - replaced second tower
  • 1992 - flashing white (30s), electric lantern

Lightkeepers for Scatarie Lighthouse

  • Dodd, James 1839-1855 East Light
  • Dodd, Edmund J. 1855-1861 East Light
  • McLean, John 1861- East Light
  • Campbell, Tommy X East Light
  • Parsons, James Robert 1948 - 1951
  • Ringer, Bill 1960 - 1964
  • Spears, Robert 19XX-1987 East Light
  • Pope, Capt. John 13 yrs West Light
  • Campbell, Thomas 20 yrs West Light
  • Burke, James 33 yrs West Light
  • Campbell, Eliza 21 yrs West Light

Highlights

  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
  • Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 044 ft
  • Height Above Water: 064 ft
  • Latitude: 46~02~04.3
  • Longitude: 59~40~33.7
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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