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Name: Bear Island Light (NS)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Malcolm, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Chedabucto Bay, off Bear Head, Cape Breton Island.

Managing Organization:
Canadian Coast Guard

The original lighthouse has been replaced by a directional light on nearby Bear Head, marking the eastern entrance to the Strait of Canso.

Tower Height: 21

Height of Focal Plane: 48

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds.

Description of Tower: Triangular skeleton tower with an enclosed lower portion and a red and white rectangular daymark.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1906: Lantern rising from the red roof of a white, square, wooden dwelling 35 feet tall.

Date Established: 1906

Date Present Tower Built: ?

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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