Kidston Island Lighthouse

Baddeck, Nova Scotia - 1912 (1875**)

Photo of the Kidston Island Lighthouse.

History of the Kidston Island Lighthouse

Dennis Kent has provided some history on this lighthouse:

Alexander Graham Bell used to summer and do experiments at his home near Braddeck. In this photo you can see his grand mansion across the bay to the left of the sailboat. There is a wonderful museum here in Braddeck celebrating Mr. Bell and his genius. The grounds are peaceful and they have many hands-on displays. The original lighthouse was built here in 1875. After this light was built next to it in 1912, they stood side by side for many years. It had a 4th order Fresnel Lens in 1922. Looking on line I have seen the tower height given as 47, 48 and 50 feet above the water. Pick one.

Directions: The lighthouse sits on Kidston Island just off shore. The best shore view might be from Downtown Braddeck. I am unsure if their are boat tours available, but that would be the best view.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 47.00'
Focal Plane: 44'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 46.09800 N
*Longitude: -60.74200 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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