Port Medway Lighthouse

Port Medway, Nova Scotia - 1899 (1899**)

Photo of the Port Medway Lighthouse.

History of the Port Medway Lighthouse

Here is a bit of history provided by Dennis Kent:

This light was at the end of a breakwater built in 1899. It is a 33 foot tower that used a Seventh Order Fresnel lens. It is no longer operational. It was automated and electric power brought to it in 1961. Reductions in shipping activity in the port prompted turning off the light January 4, 1989. The light was left to the elements and vandals until the community started restoration efforts July of 2001. Not only was the light restored but a nice park was built around it. The park and light was opened to the public in October of 2002. My wife and I had a nice picnic lunch that we enjoyed during our visit on July 24, 2003.

Directions: From Port Medway, follow Port Medway Road north to the lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 33.00'
Focal Plane: 31'
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1987)
*Latitude: 44.13300 N
*Longitude: -64.57500 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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