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Spencers Island Lighthouse

Location: on Spencers Beach near Cumberland, NS
Body of Water: Minas Channel

About Spencers Island Lighthouse

The location of the light is on Spencers Beach. The nearest city is Cumberland, NS. The station was first established in 1904. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1904.

The lighthouse is a tapered square wood tower, white, square white lantern.

The tower has a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 34 ft above mean high water. The tower height is 33 ft.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

The lighthouse was built in 1904 and first lit on July 15 of that year. The project, supervised by the first keeper, Baxter McLellan, cost $645.87. The building, constructed of timber, was 33 feet high from the base to the ventilator on the lantern, with a main floor about l5 feet square and interior stairs leading up to the light. It was built on the beach, 63 feet back from the water to the eastward of the inner end of the Government pier. (Now gone.) The light was fixed red, visible for about 7 miles from all points of approach, with a seventh order dioptric lens.

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