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Five Islands Light

Location: Five Islands Lighthouse Park near Lower Five Islands, NS
Body of Water: Minas Basin

Photo by: Doug Kerr
Source: Flickr Creative Commons

About Five Islands Light


The location of the light is Five Islands Lighthouse Park. The nearest city is Lower Five Islands, NS. The station was first established in 1913. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1914.

The lighthouse is a tapered square wood tower.

The tower had a flashing red light at a focal plane height of 43 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 33 ft.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: No

The lighthouse's kerosene lamp was first lit in 1914 and continued to shine until about 1963, when a battery-operated system replaced it. Electricty arrived at Sand Point and the lighthouse in 1967, and the light was changed from white to red.

On November 6, 2008, the lighthouse was moved on the back of a flatbed trailer from the campground to a new site on Broderick Lane.

The park is open year round but the lighthouse open July and August.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the second period, the light is on for less than 0 then off for more than 0.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 6:07 am
Sunrise: 7:52 am
Sunset: 5:03 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:47 pm

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