Woods Harbour Lighthouse

Woods Harbour Lighthouse Locator Map


WOODS HARBOUR I - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On Big Ledge, centre of Cockerwitt Passage
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1900
  • Year Lit: 1900
  • Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, red lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1922)
  • Tower Height: 028ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 027ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1922 - 7th order dioptric lens, hand fog horn
  • 1930 - hand fog signal in operation
  • 1960 - hand fog horn in answer to vessels - 1962 - fog horn installed at light
  • 1962 - 1965 - replaced by present tower

WOODS HARBOUR II - Light Details

  • Light Type: Cassion Light
  • Location: On Big Ledge, centre of Cockerwitt Passage
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Decommissioned: This light has been decommissioned.
  • Began: c. 1965
  • Year Lit: c. 1965
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, on wooden crib
  • Light Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 021ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 021ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1962 - 1965 - replaced original tower of 1900 between these dates
  • 1990 - 1992 - 7th order dioptric lens, electric

Highlights

  • County: Shelburne
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Woods Harbour
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Fixed White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 021 ft
  • Height Above Water: 021 ft
  • Latitude: 43~30~54
  • Longitude: 65~44~42
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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