ST. PAUL ISLAND SOUTH POINT

The lighthouse, built of modular metal sections, was removed from the island and stood at the Coast Guard Base from the mid-1980's until 2010 when the Fisheries Minister announced that it would be moved and re-erected at Dingwall, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. The St. Paul Island Historical Society was awarded the care of the lighthouse and open it to the public during the tourist season.

For visitor's information, go to St Paul Island Museum .

For information on the lighthouse when it was on St Paul Island, please continue reading.

Detail of the lantern and lens of the St. Pauls Island South Lighthouse.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Globe and Mail newspaper, Oct. 23, 2010, and Kathy Brown
Photos - © Chris Mills


Fiberglass Tower

The fiberglass lighthouse at St.Paul Island South Point.

 

A recent view from a CCG helicopter of St. Pauls Island South Light Station. The current fiberglass tower stands on the cliff at the left and the keeper's house and sheds are on the right.

Photos - © Department of Fisheries and Oceans'


Location


ST. PAUL ISLAND SOUTH POINT I - Light Details

  • Location: Southern end of St. Paul Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1837
  • Year Lit: 1839
  • Engineer: John Campbell
  • Structure Type: Octagonal wooden tower, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Revolving White (60s)
  • Tower Height: 040ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 150ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1832 - lifesaving stations built on both sides of island
  • 1837 - both lights pre built, shipped ready to erect
  • 1883 - 3rd order lenticular light
  • 1916 - destroyed by fire

ST.PAUL ISLAND SOUTH POINT II - Light Details

  • Location: Southern end of St. Paul 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 1950
  • Began: 1916
  • Year Lit: 1916
  • Structure Type: Circular iron tower, white, red band, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 150ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • present tower not likely 1916 tower, will check further
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, group flashing white (12s)
  • 1922 - tower all red, 27ft, 156ft, 18m

 

ST. PAUL ISLAND, SOUTH POINT III - Light Details

  • Location: Southern end of St. Paul Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1964
  • Began: 1964
  • Year Lit: 1964
  • Structure Type: Round fiberglass tower, red top, no lantern

Highlights

  • County: Victoria
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Scenic Drive: Cabot Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 47~11~18
  • Longitude: 60~09~42
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: No
  • Still Operating: No

Contact NSLPS

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