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Name: Queensport Light  

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Also known as: Rook Island Light

Also known as: Crow Harbour Light

Nearest Town or City:
Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada

Location: Rook (formerly Rock) Island, off Canso Peninsula, Chedabucto Bay, entrance to Queensport Harbour, southeast coast of Nova Scotia.

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Photo: Jim Phillips

Managing Organization:
Keepers of the Beacon

An organization called "Keepers of the Beacon" is working to preserve this lightstation.

Tower Height: 41

Height of Focal Plane: 54

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 4 seconds; range 7 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Tower on roof of square white dwelling, red trim.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1882

Date Present Tower Built: 1936

Date Automated: 1968

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

You can see the lighthouse from a picnic area (Queensport Lighthouse Look-off ) on Highway 16.

Keepers: John Ehler III (1882-1888), Thomas Henderson (1888-1890), John Ehler V (1890-1897), David S. Hendsbee (1897-1902), Alfred Knowland (1902-1906), W. E. Ehler (1906-1913), Thomas O'Leary (1913-1919), F. L. Carter (1919-1927), W. L. Jamieson (1927-1932), C. C. Munroe (1932-1939), Ainsley Munroe (1935-1936), Alphonse O'Leary, Lawrence Hendsbee (1948-1953), Curtis Munro, Frank Carter, William Jamieson, Alphonse O'Leary, John Carter (1962), Bill Matheson (1952), Osborne O'Leary (1950s), Austin Creamer (1960s)

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