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Name: Chebucto Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Entrance to Halifax Harbour.


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Managing Organization:
Chebucto Head Lighthouse Society

Email: chebuctolight@yahoo.ca

Notes:
The lighthouse tower here was damaged by fire in 2003. The 1940 dwelling, which served as the lighthouse before the present tower was built, was destroyed by a suspicious fire on May 27, 2004. The Chebucto Head Lighthouse Society had just signed a lease for the building and had been starting to renovate it for use as a community center and museum. The active light and foghorn are still maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 162

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 20 seconds, visible for 14 nautical miles.

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

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1940 dwelling/lighthouse (lantern removed)

Earlier Towers?
1872: White, square wooden tower with dwelling attached. c. 1928: White, octagonal concrete tower with red lantern. 1940: Lantern on roof of white square dwelling.

Date Established: 1872

Date Present Tower Built: 1967

Fog Signal: Two three-second blasts every 60 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Directions:
Follow Route 253 to Herring Cove, then take Route 349. Turn off 349 onto Chebucto Head Road and follow to the lighthouse.

Keepers: Edward Johnson (1872-1906), Captain Richard Holland (1906-1928), Edward Gallagher (1928-1950), F. Gallagher (1950), S. R. Flemming (1950-1979), E. M. Kiley (1979), Jim Guptill

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