Sydney Bar Lighthouse


SYDNEY BAR I - Light Details

  • Location: On west end of bar, entrance to South Arm
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1872
  • Year Lit: 1872
  • Structure Type: Lantern, red, on roof of square dwelling, on cassion
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 030ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1912 - replaced by second tower
  • 1922 - emergency light still operated out of this tower

SYDNEY BAR II - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On west end of bar, entrance to South Arm
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1912
  • Year Lit: 1912
  • Structure Type: Lantern, red, on roof of square wood dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 036ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 039ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1912 - replaced original tower of 1872
  • 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, mechanical fog bell
  • 1930 - fog bell
  • 1948 - replaced by present tower

SYDNEY BAR III - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: Western extremity of bar, entrance to Sydney Harbour
  • 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: 1948
  • Year Lit: 1948
  • Structure Type: Skeleton tower, on square buiding, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)
  • Tower Height: 005ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 029ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1992 - electric lantern, fog horn sounded

Highlights

  • County: CBRM
  • Region: Cape Breton Island
  • Body of Water: Sydney Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Marconi Trail
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Fixed Green (1992)
  • Tower Height: 005 ft
  • Height Above Water: 029 ft
  • Latitude: 46~12~20.7
  • Longitude: 60~13~07.1
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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