Kidston Island Lighthouse

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Kidston Island Lighthouse
Kidston Island Lighthouse.jpg
The lighthouse as seen from the mainland.
Kidston Island Lighthouse is located in Nova Scotia
Kidston Island Lighthouse
Nova Scotia
Location Kidston Island
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Coordinates 46°05′53.3″N 60°44′31.3″W / 46.098139°N 60.742028°W / 46.098139; -60.742028Coordinates: 46°05′53.3″N 60°44′31.3″W / 46.098139°N 60.742028°W / 46.098139; -60.742028
Year first constructed 1875 (first)
1912 (second)
Year first lit 1959 (current)
Automated 1960
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red balcony and lantern
Height 14.5 metres (48 ft)
Focal height 13.5 metres (44 ft)
Range 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)
Characteristic Fl G 12s. [1]
Admiralty number H0800
CHS number CCG 815
NGA number 8996
ARLHS number CAN-261
Managing agent Village of Baddeck[2]

The Kidston Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Kidston Island, located in the Bras d'Or lakes, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The original lighthouse on Kidston Island was built in 1875.[3] The present lighthouse was built in 1912 and the two stood side-by-side for some time. The lighthouse can only be accessed by boat; a ferry operates during the summer months.[4]

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  1. ^ "Kidston Island Lighthouse Details". NSLPS. NSLPS. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kidston Island Light". Lighthouse Explorer. Lighthouse Digest. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kidston Island Lighthouse". NSLPS. NSLPS. Retrieved 13 April 2012.