Tusket River Lighthouse

Tusket River Lighthouse Locator Map


TUSKET RIVER I - Light Details

  • Location: On southwest point of Big Fish Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1864
  • Year Lit: 1864
  • Structure Type: Two lights on roof of dwelling, white
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1941)
  • Tower Height: 023ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 050ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic light, lights 24ft apart, fixed white, 12m
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, group occulting white (20s), one light
  • 1960 - 1962 - replaced by present tower between these dates

TUSKET RIVER II - Light Details

  • Location: On southwest point of Big Fish 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 1993
  • Began: c. 1965
  • Year Lit: c. 1965
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red roof
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 037ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 061ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1960 - 1962 - replaced original light of 1864
  • 1973 - automated by this date
  • 1990 - electric lantern, flashing white (10s)

Highlights

  • County: Yarmouth
  • Region: Yarmouth & Acadian Shore
  • Body of Water: Lobster Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 037 ft
  • Height Above Water: 061 ft
  • Latitude: 43~42~12.6
  • Longitude: 65~57~05.9
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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