Whitehead Island Lighthouse (Argyle)

Whitehead Island Lighthouse (Argyle) Locator Map


WHITEHEAD ISLAND I (ARGYLE) - Light Details

  • Location: Southern point of island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1874
  • Year Lit: 1874
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, attached to dwelling
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1941)
  • Tower Height: 028ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 115ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - catatropic light, fixed red, 10m - 1912 - fog signal established
  • 1922 - 1941 - 4th order dioptric lens, fixed red, white to seaward
  • 1930 - fog signal operated - 1940 - alteration of some form
  • 1951 - struck by lightning, totally burnt

WHITEHEAD ISLAND II (ARGYLE) - Light Details

  • Location: Southern point of 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 1986
  • Began: 1951
  • Year Lit: 1951
  • Structure Type: Square tower, white on concrete building, white
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 039ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 098ft feet above water level.

History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1951 - replaced burnt out original tower
  • 1960 - 1965 - listed at elevation of 112ft, hand fog horn in answer to vessels
  • 1990 - 4th order dioptric lens, electric, may be different tower from 1960

Lightkeepers for Whitehead Island Lighthouse (Argyle)

  • Spinney, Mr. XXXX1951XX
  • Goodwin, Walter 11 yrs

Highlights

  • County: Yarmouth
  • Region: Yarmouth & Acadian Shore
  • Body of Water: Lobster Bay
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 039 ft
  • Height Above Water: 098 ft
  • Latitude: 45~11~49.1
  • Longitude: 61~08~10.8
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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