Terence Bay Lighthouse

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Terence Bay is the Northwest Arm of Pennant Bay. Following the sinking of the SS Atlantic in 1873, a light was erected on Tennant Point at the entrance to Terence Bay. This lighthouse is the successor to that temporary light.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Michelle Forrest, Kathy Brown


Location


TERENCE BAY I - Light Details

  • Location: On Shipley Head, entrance to Terence Bay
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1885
  • Year Lit: 1885
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 032ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 057ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1903 - alteration of some form
  • 1922 - 7th order dioptric lens
  • 1930 - square wooden lantern, listed at 32ft
  • 1960 - 1965 - same heights listed

TERENCE BAY II - Light Details

  • Location: On Shipley Head, entrance to Terence Bay
  • 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: 1973
  • Year Lit: 1973
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1990)
  • Tower Height: 026ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 048ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1973 - replaced original tower of 1885, maybe just lantern removed
  • 1990 - electric lantern

Highlights

  • County: HRM
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Terence Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: Requires Hike
  • Characteristic: Fixed Red (1990)
  • Tower Height: 026 ft
  • Height Above Water: 048 ft
  • Latitude: 44~27~36.6
  • Longitude: 63~42~20.4
  • Off Shore: No
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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