Battery Point Breakwater Lighthouse

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia - 1951 (1937**)

Photo of the Battery Point Breakwater Lighthouse.

History of the Battery Point Breakwater Lighthouse

Dennis Kent has provided some history for this lighthouse:

We took a harbour tour and lobster dinner cruise with six other people at twilight on a foggy evening in Lunenburg Harbour. This light is only approached by boat so I got a few pictures as we motored on by. The original light and quarters here was built in 1864. It was a fixed light 50 feet above the water on top of the keepers quarters. Five lamps had 12 inch round reflectors. In 1937 a new tower was built at the end of the breakwater putting the light 81 feet above the water. For a while both lights were operational. A hand operated fog bell was also installed. 1941 brought in a 6th order Fresnel lens. A new keepers dwelling was built in 1948. This current tower was built in 1951. It is only 25 feet above the water. In 1987 the station was destaffed and it took eight years to find a buyer for the structure. As a condition of sale, removal was required. Now all that remains is the tower at the end of the breakwall.

Directions: The lighthouse is best viewed by boat.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 25.00'
Focal Plane: 81'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 44.36000 N
*Longitude: -64.29600 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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