Westhaver Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse in 1995

Photo - © Kathy Brown


Westhaver Island Lighthouse Locator Map


WESTHAVER ISLAND I - Light Details

  • Location: On island, entrance to Mahone Harbour
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1922
  • Began: 1882
  • Year Lit: 1882
  • Structure Type: Square wooden tower, white, dwelling attached
  • Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1922)
  • Tower Height: 027ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 059ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1895, 1920 - alteration of some form on these dates
  • 1922 - 7th order dioptric lens, unwatched
  • 1941 - 1960 - replaced by skeleton tower between these dates
  • 1985 - replaced by fiberglass tower

WESTHAVER ISLAND II - Light Details

  • Location: On islet, entrance to Mahone 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 1985
  • Began: 1985
  • Year Lit: 1985
  • Structure Type: Round fiberglass tower, red top, no lantern

Highlights

  • County: Lunenburg
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Mahone Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic:
  • Tower Height:
  • Height Above Water:
  • Latitude: 44~26~09.8
  • Longitude: 64~20~15.3
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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