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In 1871, Pugwash Lighthouse was established on Fishing Point at the entrance to Pugwash Harbor and the Pugwash River. The lighthouse, which was built in a “schoolhouse” design with a square tower rising from one end of the dwelling’s roof. This style of lighthouse is uncommon in Canada, but was frequently used in the United States.

The narrow point of land on which the lighthouse stood was often subjected to erosion and flooding. A stone retaining wall was built along the bank in 1878, and many things had to be done every few years to protect the point from erosion.

The gallery deck on top of the tower was rebuilt in 1880 so that a larger lantern could be used with a more powerful optic. Around 1960, a new tower was built on the point, and the old Pugwash Lighthouse was sold to the Mundle family, who moved the structure to their nearby farm.

Location: Fishery (Seaman's) Point, east side of harbour entrance Standing: This light is still standing. Operating: This light is no longer operating. Began: 1871 Year Lit: 1871 Structure Type: Square wood tower on building, white Light Characteristic: Occulting White (1941) Tower Height: 044ft feet high. Light Height: 048ft feet above water level.

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Source DGJ_4008 - Old Pugwash Lighthouse
Author Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada
Camera location45° 52′ 08.02″ N, 63° 40′ 23.97″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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