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Name: Walton Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Walton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Mouth of Walton River, Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy.

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Managing Organization:
East Hants Tourism Association

Telephone: 902-528-2315


Contact Address Information:
Minas Basin, Route 215
Nova Scotia, B0N 2R0, Canada

This lighthouse was acquired by the Municipality of East Hants in 1991, and it was given Heritage Status in 1992.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal wooden tower with red trim.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Date Deactivated: 1978

Current Use: Part of interpretation site.

Open To Public? Yes.

From Route 101 or 102, follow Route 215 to Walton. In Walton, signs will direct you. The lighthouse is open from May 1 to October 15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Entrance is by donation.

Keepers: Timothy Parker (1873-1883), Archibald McNeil Parker (1883-1891), Burton Wheadon (1891-1901), Charles W. O'Brien (1901-1903), Lewis E. Burgess (1903-1911), Stephen Brown (1911-1921), Lewis E. Burgess (1921-1937), Harry Lake (1937-1962), Arthur Sanford (1962-1978).

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