SHEET HARBOUR PASSAGE FRONT RANGE LIGHT

The Sheet Harbour Range Lights were lit with kerosene until they were electrified. Laurie A. Spears was caretaker by 1937, and held that position until he died in 1957. The lanterns were lit every night and extinguished in the morning, and Mr. Spears daughter remembers going with her father in the morning to help blow out the lamps. He used a horse and wagon to get to the lights.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Karen Corbin


Location


SHEET HARBOUR PASSAGE RANGE LIGHTS FRONT - Light Details

  • Light Type: Front Range Light
  • Location: Just north of Cameron 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 1993
  • Began: 1915
  • Year Lit: 1915
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red stripe
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 027ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 052ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - catatropic lens, fixed white
  • 1990 - electric lantern, mercury vapour

Lightkeepers

Lightkeepers for Sheet Harbour Passage Front Range Light
Spears, Laurie A. 1937 - 1957

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: Eastern Shore
  • Body of Water: Sheet Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marine Drive
  • Site Access: By Car
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 027 ft
  • Height Above Water: 052 ft
  • Latitude: 44~51~30.0
  • Longitude: 62~26~56.0
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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