West Ironbound Island Lighthouse

West Ironbound Locator Map


WEST IRONBOUND ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: South side of island, entrance to LaHave River
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1855
  • Year Lit: 1855
  • Structure Type: Lantern on roof of square wood dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 029ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 070ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1858 - 8 catatropic lamps, group flashing white (80s)
  • 1922 - catatropic long focus lens, group flashing white (25s)
  • 1987 - replaced by present tower

WEST IRONBOUND ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: South side of island, entrance to LaHave River
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1966
  • Began: 1987
  • Year Lit: 1987
  • Structure Type: Circular fibreglass tower, white, no lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 080ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1987 - replaced original tower of 1855
  • 1992 - electric lantern, flashing white (12s)

Lightkeepers for West Ironbound Island Lighthouse

  • Wolfe, John XXXX1858XX

Highlights

  • County: Lunenburg
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: LaHave River
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 034 ft
  • Height Above Water: 080 ft
  • Latitude: 44~13~43.7
  • Longitude: 64~16~28.0
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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