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DGJ_3789 - Sandy Point Lighthouse

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This attractive lighthouse, which originally was built on a pier, now sits on a crib at the east side of the entrance to Shelburne Harbour. At low tide the tapered wooden tower is accessible across a sand bar. There is a sandy beach, swimming, birding, and a community hall where snacks may be available. Many festivals and activities take place here in summer, especially lobster dinners.


Light Type: Cassion Light

Location: East side of entrance to Shelburne Harbour, originally on a pier

Standing: This light is still standing.

Operating: This light is operational

Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.

Date Automated: Automated by 1980

Decommissioned:T his light has been decommissioned.

Began: 1873

Year Lit: 1873

Structure Type: Tapered square wood tower, white, concrete base

Light Characteristic: Fixed Red (1990)

Tower Height: 044ft feet high.

Light Height: 047ft feet above water level.


The Sandy Point Community Recreation Group saved the Sandy Point Lighthouse for future generations.

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Taken on July 31, 2011