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Name: Bon Portage Light  

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Also known as: Outer Island Light

Nearest Town or City:
Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Near southern tip of Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Josette d'Entremont
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Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard/Acadia University


Life at this station was described in the book "We Keep a Light" by Evelyn Richardson, wife of Keeper Morrill Richardson. The buildings are now used by Acadia University’s Evelyn and Morrill Richardson Field Station in Biology.

Description of Tower: White, square concrete tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1874: White, wooden square pyramidal tower.

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1964

Date Automated: 1983

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The Fresnel lens from the old Bon Portage lighthouse is now at the Seal island Light Museum, Barrington, NS.

Keepers: Arthur Wrayton (1874-1882), William Wrayton (1882-1897), Leslie Hopkins (1897-1906), Angus Greenwood (1907-1913), Maurice Nickerson (1914-1918), Etheron Wickens (1919-1920), Osborne Langthorne (1920-1921), Harry Greenwood (1922), Earle Greenwood (1923-1926 and 1928-1929), G. Greenwood (1927), Morrill Richardson (1929-1964), Carroll Crowell (1964-1978), Sidney R. Nickerson (1978-1980), William R. Goodwin (1980-1983).


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