Medway Head Lighthouse

Long Cove, Nova Scotia - 1851 (1851**)

Photo of the Medway Head Lighthouse.

History of the Medway Head Lighthouse

Here is a bit of history provided by Dennis Kent:

On this site we can see the second and fourth light. The fist light was built in 1851. It was replaced with a two story lighthouse and keeper's quarters style light in 1927. This structure was moved across the road in 1963 and higher up a hillside to became a private residence which it still is today. It was replaced with a fiberglass tower which itself needed to be replaced in 1983. The light was automated in 1987 and then de-staffed in 1989. In 1990 it was outfitted with an electric mercury vapor light.

Directions: From Port Medway, follow Long Cove Road east to the lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 29.00'
Focal Plane: 79'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 44.10300 N
*Longitude: -64.54000 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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