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George's Island Light
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Date Established: 1876
Date Present Tower Built: 1919
Date Automated: 1970
Height of Tower: 54 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 58 ft.

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Description
George's Island is located in Halifax harbor and sits approxly 325 yards from the piers that makeup the Halifax waterfront.

George's Island lighthouse is the front light of a pair of range lights, the rear range light some 2.7 km behind George's Island. (One of the photos attached has an arrow pointing to the rear range light.) The first square wooden tower was built on George's Island in 1876. That tower was replaced in 1903 by a second tower that burned down in 1916. The present concrete tower was built in 1919. The lighthouse was semi-automated in 1970 when electrical power was brought out to George's Island.

The lighthouse can be viewed from pier 21 along the Halifax waterfront.


Submitted by: lighthousephoto Date posted: Sat Dec 6, 2008 Views: 1424